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Retailer Apprenticeship Standard

Retailer Apprenticeship Standard


What you need to know about the Highfield Level 2 End-Point Assessment for Retailer

Who is this Standard for?
This apprenticeship is for individuals working within a retail environment. As a retail apprentice, your role will depend on your employer. You could be assisting customers on the sales floor of a high street store or handling their purchases.

Programme structure
This is a level 2 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 12 months.  Apprentices will be placed in a retailer role and supported by a tutor to achieve the Retailer standards and level 1 maths and English qualifications.

Assessment Plan

This standard is currently being assessed against two different versions of the assessment plan. The assessment plan to be selected is determined by the apprentice's on-programme start date. For more information and to access the full EPA kit and Gateway Readiness Report for each version, please visit here.

End-point assessment methods (IfATE v1.1/AP01)

  • On-demand test
  • Practical observation
  • Professional discussion

End-point assessment methods (IfATE v1.2)

  • Observation with questions
  • Interview underpinned by portfolio

You can find resources to prepare for and support end-point assessment for this standard here.


Qualification - We have developed the Highfield Level 2 Diploma in Retail (RQF) that maps directly to the standard.

Mapping Document - This shows how our Apprenti-kit supports the requirements of this standard, and is available in the downloads area below.

Apprenti-kit - The effective delivery of this standard can be supported by the Level 2 Retailer Apprenti-kit.