The retail and leisure industry is going through an unprecedented structural change. Retail is no longer retail - it’s a blurring of lines between retail, leisure, food and beverage; day time and night economy; and online, as the consumer searches for the ultimate all-round retail experience.
The traditional centre manager has turned into a commercial manager who needs to present, interpret financial data into strategy, facilitate the wider community partnerships, and much more.
This two year, part-time, Level 4 Diploma has been designed to fit in around your busy work and home life. Through a blended learning approach – face-to-face or online, and presentations or course work - this programme puts knowledge and confidence building at the heart of your learning experience.
The course starts with an introductory bootcamp. This is a compulsory introduction to the course which runs over a full weekend. The bootcamp consists of an induction to the course, an introduction to academic and personal development and a sets out the ‘golden rules of place management’ with a five credit unit: Introduction to Retail and Leisure Place Management.
Personal and academic development is very important, as well as the acquisition of skills, and you will be supported in developing your confidence and start on the road of becoming an independent learner. We encourage teamwork as a skill, which is highly valued by employers. Being able also to manage one’s own resources in individual work is also essential. Personal development is an important part of the curriculum the course aims to produce graduates who are confident, competent and capable independent retail place managers.
You will be given regular feedback to help support you, both academically and professionally, enabling you to gain confidence. This is helped by the small group teaching which features throughout our courses.
We are recruiting for an April 2020 start. The course begins with our bootcamp weekend, Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 April 2020.