Fulltime Classroom Business and administration and law

VTOS Business and Retail Skills Level 4

Programme Aim
The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to work effectively under supervision in the business and or retail sector and to progress to further education and training. Successful Graduates can apply for Further Education courses in Year 2 with WCFE, they include Tourism and Travel Industry studies, Business Studies.

Target Award

QQI Retail Skills – 4M1998

Start Date: 26-08-2024 Hours/week: 28 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 40 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
No formal education or qualifications are required although applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme.

Age Requirements
Please see course details for minimum age requirements

Please refer to Programme Descriptor for further information on Learner Profile.

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course and be able to work under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
English And Communications Level 4 Communications (4N0689) QQI
Computer Applications Computer Applications (4N1112) QQI
Customer Service Customer Service (4N1989) QQI
Information Technology Skills Information Technology Skills (4N1125) QQI
Personal Effectiveness Personal Effectiveness (4N1132) QQI
Work Experience Work Experience (4N1168) QQI
Workplace Safety Workplace Safety (4N1124) QQI
Understanding Interculturism Understanding Interculturalism (4N1121) QQI
English As A Second Language English as a Second Language (4N1180) QQI
Retail Sales Techniques Retail Sales Techniques (4N1183) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competency to
work under supervision in the business and retail sector and or to progress to further education and training.


Waterford College of FE (VTOS)


Burchall House, Parnell Street, Waterford City, X91 V24Y


  • Pay Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Denise Wall


086 0263341