A free course is being offered to teach people in Lichfield retail skills.

The 16-week programme will help participants gain a BTEC in Retail Knowledge.

Running at Lichfield Guildhall from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesday mornings starting on November 6, the sessions are being offered by the Lichfield District Strategic Partnership, in collaboration with South Staffordshire College, Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Community Learning Trust.

Councillor Colin Greatorex: “If you are interested in a career in retail, this course will give you a good understanding of the industry.

“It would also be an important addition to your CV, showing potential employers that you are serious about finding a job.”

The qualification will cover a broad overview of the retail industry, including units in retail outlets and occupations, customer service, the selling process, stock control, health and safety and teamwork.

People must be aged over 19 to join the course.

For more details call South Staffordshire College’s Community Office on 01827 304337 or to book call 0300 456 2424.

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