Study Programme

Course Duration

The course usually runs for a minimum of 25 weeks from our Training Centre in Leigh and is dependant on learning needs. Attendance is 4 days per week.

Functional Skills

  • Enhance your skills in these subjects to build your confidence and become more appealing to employers
  • Everyday use of English, Maths and ICT.

Work Placement

  • Real work placement experience embedded in to your study programme
  • Opportunities to progress within your work placement
  • GKTS will ensure each young person has a career placement suitable to meet their career aspirations


Travel and meal allowance are available whilst you complete your Study Programme. This is dependent on individual circumstances.

 Course Content

The course will consist of City & Guilds qualifications as follows:


Employability Certificate or Diploma
Units may include:
  • Personal Skills
  • Planning for progression
  • Effective skills, qualities and attitudes for learning and work
  • Career planning and making applications
  • Managing personal finance


Retail Knowledge Level 1 or Customer Service Level 1
Units may include:
  • Understanding the business of retail
  • Understanding customer service
  • Health, Safety and security on a retail premises
  • The retail selling process
  • How individuals and teams contribute to the effectiveness of a retail business
  • Control, handling and replenishment of stock
  • Handling customer payments
Functional Skills in Maths, English & ICT