Basic Sales Training

Are you looking for a job in sales? Then K5's Basic Sales Training programme, which includes hands-on sales experience, is right for you. After a week of learning sales basics in an intensive course, you will complete a four-week internship to gain practical experience. This programme increases your chances of entering or re-entering the sales sector and is offered times a year.

Course: Basic Sales Training
Course length: 5 weeks (a one-week course and a four-week internship, which includes a two-day cashier course)
Course times: Monday to Friday, 9.00–11.30 a.m. and 1.00–4.30 p.m.
Internship times: according to the store's schedule, can include Saturdays
Cashier Course: 2 days, 8.00 a.m.–6.00 p.m.
Childcare: no

Course fees: CHF 2,000.–

Registration cannot be confirmed until you meet with the programme director. If you are interested in this course, please fill out the online contact form below so we can arrange an appointment with you.

Interested? Click on additional course information for more details and course requirements.

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More informations on the course

Why is Basic Sales Training right for you?
> You will prepare for the theoretical and practical aspects of working as a sales assistant.
> You will draft an application letter for a job in sales.
What are the prerequisites for the Basic Sales Training programme?
> You have good German skills (level B1) and are able to understand Swiss German.
> You are available to work during store hours (until 8.00 p.m.) and on Saturdays.
> You have a current version of all the documents needed to apply for a job.

What exactly do you learn in this course?
> How to interact with customers
> Fundamental communication skills
> The basics of working as a cashier
> Merchandise presentation
> Product knowledge
> The demands of and opportunities in sales work
> Your rights and duties at the workplace
> How to handle stress and physical strain
> How to write a letter of application for a job in sales

Tests and certificates
> Written tests at the end of the first week to assess your knowledge of sales theory
> Course certificate for an 80% rate of attendance
> Final internship evaluation report, written by the store Manager

What sets our courses apart?
> Practical lessons: participants learn through real-life examples.
> Interaction: we emphasize communication and student involvement.
> Student-focus: we adapt to your learning pace–from the first day to the last.
> Need-orientation: you determine your learning process. We support you.
> Variety: you learn alone, in pairs and in groups with various media.
> Flexibility: we offer individual tutoring on request.

More valuable information
> You learn together with a maximum of 16 other course participants.
> We recommend 3-5 hours of independent study a week.

K5 helps you successfully learn German–customized to your needs.

Information on the price reduction

We offer various fee reductions for our courses and the childcare
Our course and childcare fees vary because donations and cantonal contributions allow us to offer fee reductions based on your canton of residence. You too can take advantage of these reductions!

Please note the following important information:

Basel-Stadt
In order to receive a reduction, you must be registered for a health insurance premium reduction from the canton.
> If you do not yet receive a health insurance premium reduction, you can contact the canton's benefits office ASB (Amt für Sozialbeiträge): www.asb.bs.ch/krankenversicherung/praemienverbilligung.html.
> The ASB will assign you a reduction category based on your income and family situation. You will receive a fee reduction from K5 according to this category.

We offer courses that are free with the Basel-Stadt voucher.

The K5 playgroup accepts children who are required by the canton Basel-Stadt to attend a playgroup in order to learn German (Obligatorium BS).

Baselland
If you live in canton Baselland, we can then give you a fee reduction based on your income for specific courses. In order to receive a fee reduction, you must provide K5 with your salary statements from the past three months. 

Solothurn
If you live in the Dorneck-Thierstein district of canton Solothurn, you can take advantage of fixed reduced fees for certain courses. The fees for Solothurn residents are written on K5's course descriptions.

Other cantons
We also offer reductions on a few courses (including childcare) for people living in other cantons. In order to receive a fee reduction, you must provide K5 with your salary statements from the past three months.

Please stop by or call us. We would be happy to assist you in your language of choice.

General terms and conditions course

A written confirmation of participation will be issued at the end of the programme if a participant has finished the programme. This confirmation includes the programme’s content, dates and number of lessons.

Course fees may be paid in instalments. The first instalment is due when the course begins. Course fees must be paid in full before the end of the course.

Registration can be cancelled at no cost up until one week before the programme begins. After this time, the full fees will be charged.

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