Retail Skills

Retail Sales2Course Code 238417

This course gives the learner the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to work in the Retail sector.  They will develop the ability to deal with customers, understand sales techniques, payments and other aspects of the retail environment.

The course is delivered on a modular basis and learners can leave to take up employment or remain on VTOS to take additional modules in order to complete the full Retail Skills Award.  This Retail Skills Award gives training and work experience in the important area of retail.

Limerick City VTOS has substantial links with local shopping outlets and businesses through its long-established work experience programme.

Course Content:

  • Career Preparation
  • Communications
  • Customer ServiceRetail Sales
  • Information Technology Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Retail Sales Techniques



Entry 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.
  • 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.

Use the VTOS online application form or apply at and use the Retail Sales course code 238417 in the keyword box.

Further Information:
For more information contact:
Pat McInerney
Tel: (061) 419933 or e-mail