QQI LEVEL 7 | Duration: 16 days per year for 3 years

Bachelor of Business in Retail Management Practice (Ordinary Degree)

Developed and delivered by Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) in collaboration with Retail Ireland Skillnet.

The Retail Management Practice Degree is a 3 year part time Level 7 programme developed and delivered by Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) in conjunction with Retail Ireland Skillnet. The programme will provide learners with the practical skills, knowledge and competence required to manage successfully in a challenging retail environment.

The philosophy of the programme centres on developing learners into professional retail managers. An integral part of this is action learning within the learners own workplace, enhancing the use of specialist knowledge in practice and recognising the reciprocal relationship between management theory and professional practice.

The programme incorporates modules that focus on the practical capabilities required by retailers and addresses the lack of professional management expertise among graduates.

National Framework Level: QQI Level 7
Duration: 16 days per year for 3 years
Location: Dublin
Price: €1500 per year

Course Dates & Payments

The programme is delivered 2 days per month (usually a Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am-4.30pm) between September and May (no class in December and January).

If your application has been successful, you can make a payment below at no fixed amount. (Minimum €250).

  • Designed by retailers for retailers
  • 50% funding available – learner only pays €1,500 per year (if
    more than one learner from same organisation then further discounts may be available)
  • Delivered by experienced work based learning lecturers from LYIT
  • Highly respected subject matter experts from retail industry providing guest lecturers
  • Assessments linked to making improvements in the workplace
  • Recognition for learning achieved in the workplace
  • Delivered on “Retail Friendly” dates
  • Study skills and learning techniques provided
  • An opportunity to engage with other retail employees from some of Ireland’s most respected stores
  • Opportunity to progress to honours degree upon successful completion of ordinary degree

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
  • Learner Development & Study Skills (5)
  • Principles of Marketing (10)
  • Retail Information Technology (5)
  • Legal Issues in Retail (5)
  • Communications (10)
  • Retail Marketing (10)

Work Placement (30-15 credits per academic year)

Year 2
  • Human Resource Management (10)
  • Business Organisation & Management(5)
  • Economics (5)
  • Customer Care (5) Business
  • Information Systems (5)
  • Retail Management (10)
  • Store Design, Atmospherics & Merchandising (5)

Work Placement (30-15 credits per academic year)

Year 3
  • Financial Accounting in Retail (10)
  • Buyer Behaviour (5) Operations Management (10)
  • Purchasing with Supply Chain Management (5) Entrepreneurship & Innovation (10)
  • Work Based Project (20)
Work Placement (30-15 credits per academic year)

16 days of classroom learning per year for 3 years.

In each academic year, learners will typically attend class for one 2-day block per month (excluding December and January) with time allocated for work based projects/assessments to be completed between set class dates.

€1500 per year

Applicants should have relevant retail experience (one-year full time or part-time equivalent) and one of the following:

  • A grade D3 in ordinary level English, Mathematics or three other subjects of the Leaving Certificate Examination (or approved equivalent) or
  • Holders of a full FETAC Level 5 Award or
  • Mature Student over 23 years of age

Duation: 16 days of classroom learning per year for 3 years

Location: Dublin

National Framework Level: QQI Level 7

Degree Application Form

For more information contact the Retail Ireland Skillnet team directly at Tel: 074 9176853 or Email: info@retailirelandskillnet.com

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