Foundation Level 1 in

Food Retail

Get a flavour of life in the retail industry with this introductory qualification. This is an exciting and practical course for those who have an interest in retail, but don’t have any formal experience.

This course also offers a range of optional food units for people who want to work specifically in the food industry. You will develop practical skills and techniques in food safety and preparation whilst working in our cutting edge Food Processing Halls. You’ll also develop your teamwork skills.

What will I study?

  • Team work in the food and retail industries
  • Food tasting
  • Promoting food products
  • Wrapping and packing goods
  • Wrapping and packing food products
  • Customer services
  • Food safety
  • Health and safety
  • Setting up retail displays
  • Preparation for interview
  • You will complete a 3 week work placement
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • You do not need exam passes to start but you do need to be at entry level in literacy and numeracy
  • You will have at least one interview and an assessment of your literacy and numeracy and support needs before you are offered a place

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Work on a deli counter
  • Food operator
  • Café worker
  • Catering support
  • Quality assurance technician
  • Hospitality
  • Working in supermarkets or anywhere in the retail industry