The Certificate in Retail Management has been designed by an experienced
academic team at NCI in consultation with leading retailers. The programme
offers you the advantages of the most current thinking in the business of
retail together with industry experience from a range of retail formats.
This course would be ideally suited to someone who is working
in retail with ambitions to move towards senior management.
You might be a supervisor, assistant manager, store manager or
retail operative. There are no specific educational requirements
with applicants considered based on relevant work and other
The course is aimed at retail professionals who want to progress. It will equip you with the
technical skills, knowledge and attitude that you need to be successful in the
dynamic and fast paced world of modern retailing.
This is an extremely practical course designed by retailers for retailers. If you are a
supervisor, manager or aspiring leader in retail this course will develop and grow your
Use your passion for retail to gain real skills, an accredited third level qualification and
succeed in your career.
The course is a 30 credit Certificate
in Retail Management (30 ECTS).
The programme gives you a strong
understanding of the theory and
practice of management in a retail
organisation. The course helps meet
the growing demand for the
professionalisation of retail
management by developing
managers with both the business
grounding and the practical skills to
succeed in what is a fast-paced and
The course is divided into modules
with each addressing a particular
core component of retailing. These
learning blocks also join together
to give a full understanding of how
the different aspects of retailing
work together. Overall the modules
cover the key levers of retail success
namely; staff, stock, store, planning
and analysis, cost, technology and
retail operations. The individual
modules are as follows.
To find out more about the subjects taught on this course view our module descriptors.
The course runs over one academic year; two 13-week semesters.
The course grants successful participants a qualification at level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Successful completion of the course will allow participants to progress to other programmes on the National Framework, for example the Diploma in Retail Excellence at National College of Ireland.
The cost of this course is €1,550. (Fees revised annually.)
The lectures are delivered by way of blended learning which is a mixture of online and face-to-face lectures. Face-to-face classes are in the college one Tuesday a month running from 10:00 to 17:00 and online classes once a week on Wednesdays at 19:00.
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