Develop the insight, confidence, management skills and sustainability perspective to succeed in modern business or set up your own business on this professionally-focused degree...
Created specifically for the retail and property industry, this de facto entry level qualification has been developed in conjunction with industry experts and the Revo Educational Trust. It provides retail place managers with the practical skillset and knowledge to manage and operate the retail and leisure assets that sit at the heart of our communities.
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.
A graduate from this course will be able to play a role in an industry that is constantly being challenged to get the best out of our assets in driving performance and value. Students will learn the additional competencies required of a traditional centre manager to transform them into a commercial manager able to present, interpret financial data into strategy, and facilitate wider community partnerships.
Solent’s curriculum framework builds on our unique, creative and applied approach to teaching. The transformation of students’ lives is at the heart of our mission as a university, and our curriculum – informed by the latest theory – reflects this shared educational vision.Find out more
The fees for 2022/23 entry are:
UK, EU and Channel Island fees: £9,250 (VAT free). Various payment options are available.
International part-time fees: Students from outside the EU are usually unable to obtain a visa for part-time study. Please visit our visas and immigration page for more information.
For further information, please visit our tuition fees page.
While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact email@example.com.
Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
Applications are welcomed from students who do not have the academic qualifications listed below but may be admitted on the basis of relevant experience rather than standard qualifications.
For further information about UK, EU and international qualifications, please refer to our course entry requirement statement.
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:
Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.