Retail Practice (Charleville Campus)


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Retail Practice – 5M2105.

This Level 5 Major Award enables the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and competence to work in Retail in various industries.

The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the practices and principles of Retail Selling in a Business setting to enable the learner to work effectively in various different industries.

Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Retail Practice – 5M2105
Format Full-time. September 2023 to May 2024.
Location Onsite at Charleville FET Center (Formerly Mannix College) 
Timetable Hours between Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 15:30.
Requirements No CAO required (Leaving Cert./LCA/equivalent for under 23s). Application review discussion.
Starting Classes start the week of Monday the 11th of September 2023.
Fees €300 (SUSI/BTEA €250, Medical Card €250, VTOS €0).
Applications Applications open. Places available. No deposit required to start your application.

Career Prospects

  • Sales Rep

  • Store Manager

  • Store Assistant

  • Brand Assistant

Course Contents

QQI Component Title

Award Code

Customer Service


Retail Selling


Word Processing


Work Experience




Digital Marketing


Retail Security





Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.


Four days a week, from 9:30 to 15:30. Class timetables to follow in September, and subject to change. See calendar for term holidays.


50 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ to another European country for 2 weeks. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an application review discussion. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.


Work Experience

The dates and duration will be specified by the College in September.


A full QQI award achieves a maximum of 390 points for CAO.


  • Full Fees (EU/EEA Citizens): €300
  • Medical Card Holders: €250
  • Student Grant Recipients (SUSI): €300
  • Back to Education Allowance (BTEA): €250
  • Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS): €0
    • €50 Deposit (refundable) per year.
    • Retain Social Welfare benefits. Additional weekly allowances for meals, travel and childcare are also available.

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