Level 2

| 12 months + EPA

Retailer Apprenticeship

Foundation skills for various retail positions


This apprenticeship equips individuals in entry-level retail roles to assist customers in buying products or services from a diverse range of retail organisations. Apprentices learn to understand and facilitate the purchasing process, demonstrating product knowledge and payment processing skills.

This course takes a minimum of 12 months to complete.

What is Retailer Apprenticeship?

Retailers play a pivotal role in the retail and tourism sector, catering to a wide range of organisations from local shops to global giants, offering diverse product lines in food, fashion, furniture, and automotive. Their primary duty revolves around providing customer-centric advice, promoting products, and ensuring a well-presented shopping environment across various channels.

This occupation involves interaction with both internal and external stakeholders, requiring flexibility in working hours. Retailers maintain business standards, meet sales targets, and emphasize customer service, focusing on sustainability and individual customer needs.


Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start this apprenticeship.


12 months + EPA


This apprenticeship provides an ideal stepping stone into specialist, team leading, supervisory or first line management roles within retail and higher level training and apprenticeships.

Cost / Funding

Levy Payers £5,000

Non-Levy Payers £300


Level 2

Functional skills

To complete the apprenticeship the apprentice must pass level 1 English and maths (or have the appropriate exemption certificate) and work towards and attempt level 2 before undertaking their end point assessment.

End assessment

The End Point Assessment (EPA) for the Retailer Apprenticeship includes:

  • Observation with questions
  • Interview underpinned by a portfolio.

Professional support

HIT Training assigns a designated Vocational Trainer to each apprentice. Alongside the apprentice they will agree on a personal learning and development plan, setting a timetable of learning activities in preparation for the End Point Assessment (EPA).

The HIT Vocational Trainer will meet with the apprentice regularly either online or face to face to complete and review assessments, provide further coaching where required and agree the next steps of learning.

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We take great pride in partnering with leading hospitality and retail brands, as well as independent businesses across the UK to support their employees' career pathways.

Retailer Apprenticeship



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