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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

The Level 1/2 certificate qualification is being withdrawn with effect from summer 2020. Centres may continue to deliver the Level 1/2 award qualification

Unit 3 – for summer 2020, centres have a choice whether to use the original scenario and task (ElaR), or the new scenario (JJ’s). For summer 2021 onwards, centres must use the new scenario (JJ’S).

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

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:

Subject Officer

Stephen Oliver
029 2240 4257
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Subject Support Officer

Clare Williams
029 2240 4257
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Additional Contact Details


029 2026 5193


029 2026 5024

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WJEC Level 1-2 Retail Business
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Level 1 and 2 Retail Business Examiners' Report Summer 2019

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2019 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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