VTF Retail Academy

This course is a great chance to gain an industry-recognised qualification, which will look good on your CV!

You'll get a guaranteed interview with Fort Kinnaird employers when you finish the course.

Where: To be confirmed
When: To be confirmed
Cost: Free
Prerequisites: Available in Edinburgh.

Course entry requirements: 

  • Age 16 to 24 years old
  • Good level of numeracy and spoken and written English (coursework and sector requirement)
  • Available to attend the course dates and interested in working in retail
  • Available to start work after the course and flexible about future working patterns

Search our training page to find dates, new Academy start dates are added regularly.

Can't find any? Email Capital City Partnership to register your interest and we'll be in touch about future dates.

What you will learn - course modules

The course gives you great transferable skills and will cover:

  • Minimum of 5 days of accredited training, resulting in SCQF Level 5 qualification in Customer Service
  • 1 day First Aid at Work training certificate
  • Insight visit from an industry professional

Please note that modules might change based on employer needs and role requirements.

Support to help you find a job

You'll also get help with:

  • CV building and interview support. Including a practice interview to improve skills and confidence
  • Support with job applications for live vacancies, and further employment advice
  • The opportunity of an interview with a recruiting employer!

Kyle N

VTF Academy Review

"I found this course to be a very valuable experience and learned a lot about customer service."

Nathan M

VTF Academy Review

"This course helped me become more confident and ready for employment"