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Retail Management Diploma

  • Course overview

    Retail courses

    5 star reviews 'I really enjoyed this Retail Management Diploma course and I picked up new ways to manage staff and operate the store for maximum profit.  The teacher has over 30 years retail management experience. Definitely worth doing. ' Michael Ashmore - Read More Reviews

    This Diploma in Retail Management course is the only industry focused retail qualification in Ireland which provides career advancement and progression opportunities. This retail course is a comprehensive part time evening programme delivered over 3 months and will cover every aspect of managing a successful retail operation.

    Unlike other retail diploma courses which are purely academic, this course offers you real results with transferable skills and knowledge which you can add to your role. 

    The aim of this Retail Management Diploma course, is to introduce you to proven retail strategies and tactics. Key areas include: Motivating a team to increase sales, manage stock levels, analyse sales figures, use IT to record sales figures and analyse data, employee management, cost management, store atmosphere, visual merchandising, retail buying, transportation and distribution, location and store design.

    Retail managers are responsible for the daily running of stores or departments and their aim is to maximise profits and minimise costs, while getting Customers to visit again and again. Retail managers must ensure promotions are run accurately and that staff are working towards daily and weekly targets. Depending on the size of the store, and company structure, retail managers may also be required to deal with:

    • Customer Service
    • Store Promotion
    • Finance
    • Human resources
    • Information technology
    • Logistics
    • Marketing
    • Store design

    This Retail course offers you the latest retail management knowledge which reflects current industry trends and challenges. You will learn from industry experts and retail consultants who have worked with Dunnes Stores, Superquinn, SuperValu and several other retail brands. 

    Past graduates now enjoy successful roles as  Retail managers, Head of Retail operations, Warehousing manager, Retail Merchandisers, Store Design, Retail Administrator and Retail Marketing Managers.

    Award body: CMI
    1 Major Project

    Award: Diploma in Retail Management
    Award Body: CMI

    Progression to Ordinary level degree.

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  • Modules

    1. The nature of retail operations and management;
    2. The role of the retail buyer;
    3. Chains of distribution and physical distribution;
    4. Stock and order systems;
    5. Location strategy;
    6. Merchandising and point of sale strategies;
    7. Maintaining optimum stock levels;
    8. Shrinkage;
    9. I.T. and retail operations;
    10. International operations;
    11. Operations from independents to major chains;
    12. The different aspects of Retail Operations Management
  • Fees

    Classroom course is € 1050.00 

    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    Applicants are required to pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place on the programme. The balance of fees are due on or before programme commencement.

    See CMI Terms & Conditions for booking.

    The total cost of the course is €750.00 .The fee includes all online notes, registration, and assessment fees.

    Applicants are required to pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place on the programme. The balance of fees are due on or before programme commencement. Terms & Conditions apply.

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form  .

    Pay a 300 euro deposit online via Visa debit or Visa credit card

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Balance of payment is required before commencement of course.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

Course timetable

  • Classroom

    • Start: Tuesday 28th April 1 night per week . 18.30 -21.30
    • End: July 2020
    • Assigments: 1 Major Project
    • Duration: 10 weeks, part time, one evening per week
    • Level:
    • Places: Now Enrolling
  • Online Learning

    • Start: Tuesday April 28 2020
    • End: July 2020
    • Assigments: 1 Major Project
    • Duration: 10 Weeks Self Study - Pre Recorded Lectures
    • Level: Industry Award
    • Places: Available



Keith has an MBA from the University of Stirling (Scotland), specific to Retailing & Wholesaling. He also has a QQI Level 6 training qualification and has lectured with Dublin Institute of Technology (Business School) in the past, along with guest lectures at Dublin City University (DCU),University of Stirling, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), University of Pamplona (Spain) and Florida State University (US).Keith has over 30 years’ experience in Retail, having started in Furniture & Electrical, then moving on to a lengthy and successful career with Superquinn, where he not only was a store manager of a number of flagship stores, but also led a number of key projects including new store formats, the tusa banking operation and Superquinn4food, Ireland’s first internet grocery shopping service. Keith lectures on the Retail Management course with CMI.

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