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NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Retail

Online Flexible Study- Fully Regulated with Tutor Support- UCAS Points

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NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Retail
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The aim of the NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Retail is to provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of skills required for a business in the retail sector. This Level 3 Business Course provides you with a general understanding of the business environment, as well as in-depth information on visual merchandising in the retail environment, buyer’s behavior in sales, storage of goods in retail, branding, and promotion in a retail business. The course is accredited by UK OFQUAL and is delivered 100% online with 24x7 tutor support.

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NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Retail

Regulated by Ofqual

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Duration and Delivery

This Level 3 Online Business Course is designed to be completed over two-years of full-time study. However, we provide flexible online study, meaning you can potentially finish it in as little as 4 months. The Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Retail is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Our 24x7 online tutor support is there to support you should you need assistance at any point.

Assessment & Verification

All units within this Level 3 Business Course are internally verified by our qualified assessors and externally verified by NCFE. This course is criterion-referenced, based on specific learning outcomes to enhance a wide range of retail business and entrepreneurship knowledge and skills related to functioning within a business environment. Each unit is graded using the following structure; Not Yet Achieved, Pass, Merit, and Distinction.


Successful completion of this Level 3 Business Course enables learners to get direct entry into the Level 4 Business Diplomas, such as the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management and the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business. As this Diploma is regulated and approved by OFQUAL (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulations), learners will also be able to get entry into higher level of studies in various fields at university or HE colleges. Completion will also give learners UCAS points, depending on your grade. Learners get: 24 for a pass, 48 for a merit, 72 for a distinction, and 84 for a distinction*.


Unit 1: Business culture and responsibilities

Unit 2: Produce documents in a business environment

Unit 3: Solve problems in a business environment

Unit 4: Work with others in a business environment

Unit 5: Manage and improve own performance in a business environment

Unit 6: Respond to change in a business environment

Unit 7: Understanding the retail industry

Unit 8: Visual merchandising in a retail environment

Unit 9: Promoting and branding in the retail business

Unit 10: Understanding the receipt and storage of goods in retail

Who is this course for?

This course is for learners who want to gain a qualification relating to business retail that will prepare them for working in the field or top them up on UCAS points and allow them to advance to higher levels of studies


For entry into this course, learners must meet the following criteria:

  • This course can be offered to learners of all ages. While not mandatory, learners may benefit from having a level 2 qualification.
  • Learners must have the general capacity to undertake this course.
  • Only taught in English.

English Language Requirements:

Learners are expected to have English language proficiency of CEFR Level B2. This can be shown in the following ways:

  1. Being a native English speaker.
  2. Heaving achieved IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
  3. Having done your last two years of schooling in English.
  4. Passing the free English language test on our website.

Career path

This course leads to higher levels of study or can lead to a career relating to retail business.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.