Main themes

  • Preparing for work
  • Working under direction
  • Review and evaluation
  • Reflection on progress
  • Goal setting
  • Advancement
  • Personal Development

The Work Experience module gives employees the opportunity to learn more about the job they do and the company they work for. This module is delivered using a more practical approach, with employees reflecting on their current job role and responsibilities within the company and setting realistic targets for possible advancement within the company.

The Work Experience module allows the employee to recognise their own skills, develop new skills, make decisions about future job direction and to progress within the retail sector.

78% of those undertaking meaningful work experience gain full time employment.

Name of Awarding Body: Quality and Qualifications Ireland QQI

Title of Programme: Work Experience

QQI Code: 5N1356

This programme is a QQI component (minor) award, certified at Level 5 on the national framework of qualifications – see  and is one of 8 components of major award 5M2105 – Retail Practice.