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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 2
Unit No:
L/503/5661
Credits:
3
Guided learning hours:
16 hours

Assessment Guidance

Workplace assessment of occupational competence is required. This must be carried out in line with the guidance available from the Learning Provider’s section of Skillsmart Retail’s website (www.skillsmartretail.com). The guidance consists of: Assessment Principles; a booklet containing assessment guidance for each unit; and a list of some agreed equivalences between previous and current versions of units.

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand the relationship between stock levels and demand for stock.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Explain the importance of having enough stock in the store to meet demand.

  • 1.2

    Describe the factors that can affect demand for stock.


2

Understand the relationship between stock levels and the quality of stock on sale.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Explain how stock rotation reduces the risk that stock will become unsaleable.

  • 2.2

    Describe the signs that stock is no longer saleable.


3

Be able to check the level of stock on sale in a retail environment.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Calculate when to check stock levels, taking into account:

    • expected demand for stock
    • the time needed to order replacement stock

  • 3.2

    Use the organisation’s stock control system to assess:

    • current stock levels
    • the stock levels needed
    • any shortfalls in stock

  • 3.3

    Describe the procedures for informing colleagues that stock needs replacing.


4

Be able to replenish stock on sale in a retail environment.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Order stock as needed to maintain required levels.

  • 4.2

    Prepare stock for sale within the time allowed.

  • 4.3

    Arrange for stock to be moved to the sales floor as needed.

  • 4.4

    Rotate stock:

    • in accordance with organisational procedures
    • with the least possible disturbance to other people

  • 4.5

    Dispose of packaging waste in accordance with organisational procedures.

  • 4.6

    Update the stock control system in line with organisational procedures to reflect:

    • stock movements
    • any disposal of unsaleable stock

  • 4.7

    Calculate expected changes in demand and the corresponding changes that need to be made to stock levels.


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