Wholesale and Retail Merchandising

Wholesale and Retail Merchandising


NQA ID Q1090


NQF Level 3


Total Credits 59






This programme is developed around a planned combination of learning outcomes that will provide learners with more advanced knowledge and applied competence in wholesale and retail merchandising that will enhance their pursuit to acquire increasingly specialised operational skills in the wholesale and retail sector.

Retail merchandisers are the link between buyers and the sales floor, ensuring the right stock is in the right place at the right time to maximise sales and margin performance. This programme aims to provide the learner with the competencies required for ensuring that the correct mix of products are stocked and displayed, in order to achieve greater sales and maximise profits. Learners will also be able to closely liaise with buying- and store-operations teams to make sure the stock is properly monitored and available, identifying and eliminating underperforming lines and increasing the stock of those products that are proving popular.

Whether you are an individual looking to further a career in logistics and supply chain disciplines or the wholesale and retail industry or a business executive responsible for your workforce’s development and training – we can help you with your learning and development requirements.

Contact us and we will be happy to discuss relevant and appropriate solutions.

Admission Requirements

This qualification is designed to be accessible and flexible. The basic entry requirements are:

  • the ability to demonstrate basic communication skills in the English language;
  • the ability to demonstrate basic Numeracy skills; and
  • NVC Level 2 in Wholesale and Retail Operations or Distribution
Mode of Delivery

This programme is delivered through contact sessions that will provide the learner with the interpersonal support for learning to take place.

Furthermore, a workplace component will allow the learner to apply knowledge gained in a workplace environment.


This programme can be completed over a minimum duration of one year and a maximum of two.

What Learners Can Expect

Learners will gain skills, such as the following:

  • Maintain organisational stock levels
  • Mark and display stock
  • Create and maintain displays
  • Implement promotional instructions and loss control measures
  • Interact with customers
  • Count stock for stock-take
  • Merchandise chillers and freezers
  • Present and evaluate a visually merchandised display
Programme Modules

The programme consists of the following compulsory modules

Maintain organisational stock levels

Mark and display stock 

Create and maintain displays 

Count stock for stock-take

Implement loss control measures 

Present a visually merchandised display 

Interact with customers

Evaluate a visually merchandised display 

Implement promotional instructions 

Student Success Stories

Grizelda Griffiths

Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

“Distance studying teaches you to read a lot, do a lot of research by yourself and to become your own teacher.”

Joel Griffiths

Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

“You must be able to sacrifice in order to get the results.”

Pendukeni Katukula

Higher Certificate in Logistic Management

Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Business Administration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

“BSE is giving all needed study material and information and they are cheaper than other institutes.”


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