BRC Learning

Careers and professional development in retail

BRC Learning

Careers and professional development in retail


The retail industry is going through a period of unprecedented and rapid change driven by changes in technology, new channels to market and increased customer expectations.  In order to help organisations succeed, management and leaders in the retail industry need to be skilled to meet these unique challenges.

As the UK’s largest private sector employer, the retail industry is committed to equipping its colleagues with skills for the future.   However, many retailers have struggled to find high quality courses relevant to the retail industry to maximise their return on the Apprenticeship Levy.  What’s more, employers need to move quickly to spend their levy or risk losing the money altogether.

That’s why the British Retail Consortium (BRC) are delighted to have partnered with Leeds Business School, part of Leeds Beckett University, and Corndel to bring the industry apprenticeships that will equip students with the blend of industry knowledge, and practical, relevant experience they will need to capitalise on the opportunities created by a dynamic retail industry.


We are now recruiting onto the BRC Retail Leaders Apprenticeships.  This is an opportunity for retailers to enrol a small number of employees onto the course, before committing to running a closed group for your business.

Benefits of the Programmes:

  • Brought to you by the BRC and our hand-picked provider partners
  • The same great retail customised content and delivery
  • Now available for smaller numbers of candidates
  • Learn with colleagues from across the retail industry
  • A great way to pilot your new apprenticeship offer

About the Programmes:

  • BRC Retail Leaders Apprenticeships Level 5 and Level 6
  • For new and emerging leaders and managers in retail
  • CMI Level 5 Certificate and Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship (Retail)
  • Face to face learning takes place in London and Leeds
  • 100% fundable through the apprenticeship levy

Spaces are limited so find out more today!

Download our brochure to find out more. 


Developed with leading representatives from the industry, our Apprenticeships are tailored around the BRC Future Retail Careers Framework where six areas have been identified to describe where future careers will be focused. In addition, we understand the needs of an industry with a large, dynamic and often part-time workforce and incorporate flexible scheduling of the programmes to fit around your business needs.  Working together with our hand-picked provider partners, we offer retailers relevant, accessible management apprenticeships tailored specifically to the retail industry, helping to improve long term business performance and meet the needs of your business.

See page 8 of our brochure for 12 reasons to choose a BRC Apprenticeship.


Our apprenticeships make use of exclusive BRC retail industry reports, insights and perspectives, pulled together by our team of experts and usually only available to BRC Members.  Presented in a variety of easy to understand formats, they provide relevant real-world information to help participants understand the changing face of retail and make better decisions for your business and the industry.  In addition, participants will have access to BRC Events and Webinars on the hot topics that matter to retailers today.