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Retail Business Level 1 / 2 Award and Certificate

The Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Retail Business has been approved for the DfE 2021 and 2022 performance tables and will remain available to centres.

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Withdrawal of WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Certificates

Following a review of our portfolio of vocational qualifications we have taken the decision to withdraw the Level 1/2 Vocational Certificate in Retail Business (601/3215/2):

The final assessment opportunity will be summer 2020.

The Level 1 / 2 Award in Retail Business (QAN - 600/8330/X) and the Level 1 / 2 Certificate in Retail Business (QAN - 601/3215/2) introduce learners to one of the most important employment sectors in the UK, exploring various aspects of retail business and investigating a range of retailers from large chains and department stores through to independent and virtual stores.

Statements of Purpose

Statement of Purpose WJEC Level 1 / 2 Award in Retail Business

Statement of Purpose WJEC Level 1 / 2 Certificate in Retail Business

Key Documents

Controlled Assessment

The unit 4 external assessment will be available for centres to download from 1st May each year, in the Question Paper section of the secure site.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD material from previous events is now available to download from the secure website. Please go to Resources PDF Download > CPD Materials > Level 1 & 2 Retail Business

Join Our Team: Become an Examiner or Moderator

We are currently recruiting examiners and moderators for GCSE, AS/A level and/or Level 1/Level 2 qualifications for next summer's examination series.  If you have at least two years teaching experience and would like to apply, please create an account to complete the online application process.

For more information on becoming an examiner, including vacancies and benefits,please visit our appointees page.

Recommended Resources

In addition to resources already recommended in the Teachers' Guides

  • John Lewis Retail Report 2015 http://johnlewis.scene7.com/is/content/JohnLewis/jl_retail_report_2015_151015pdf  
  • Various TV shows

    • Robert Preston Goes shopping (BBC) 2015

      Mary Portas Secret Shopper (C4) 2015 and 2011

      Mary Portas Queen of the High Street  (C4)2013

      Mary, Queen of shops BBC 2007-2010

      Pound Shop Wars (BBC) 2015

      Greggs: More than Meats the Pie(SKY)  2013-2015

      Amazon's Retail Revolution (BBC) 2013

For further information, please contact:

Stephen Oliver - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5038
E-mail: business@wjec.co.uk

Clare Williams - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5059
E-mail: business@wjec.co.uk 

Additional Contact Details


029 2026 5193


029 2026 5024
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