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Business Qualifications

business Apprenticeships

If you are aged 16 and over, an Apprenticeship is your opportunity to 'learn while you earn'. You may already be employed in a position that would support one of our Business qualifications. 

The qualification would help you to develop your skills and knowledge. You will be recognised as a competent member of staff and receive a nationally recognised qualification. 

We offer the following Business Apprenticeships at Level 2 (Intermediate) and Level 3 (Advanced):  

Entry Requirements

You do not need formal qualifications to take up a Business Apprenticeship. However, you will be expected to have a good level of literacy and numeracy, particularly for the Advanced Apprenticeship. The Framework includes ICT Functional Skills, and you will need to develop a good competence in using IT to achieve the qualification.   

For all three qualifications, you will need to be in a role where you deal with customers, either external or internal, over an extended period of time.

You will also need to:

  • Be aged 16 -23 (adult apprenticeships are available in some circumstances)
  • Be an EU citizen
  • Not hold a degree

How long does an Apprenticeship take?

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship: 12 to 15 months
  • Advanced Apprenticeship: 12 to 20 months

what DO THE qualifications INVOLVE? 

Both the Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship framework contain:

  • Work-based Diploma Level 2 (intermediate) or Level 3 (Advanced) 
  • Technical Certificate Level 2 or Level 3
  • ERR (Employee Rights and Responsibilities )
  • PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills)
  • Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT Level 1 (Intermediate) or Level 2 (Advanced) unless you have achieved GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above in the past 5 years. 

What are Functional Skills?

There are two Functional Skills qualifications, English and Maths.

In English you will cover:

  • Speaking and Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

In Maths you will cover:

  • Use of number
  • Measure, shape and space
  • Handling Data.

In ICT (not required for Customer Service qualfications) you will cover the use of:

  • Excel - using formulae, formatting cells and producing graphs
  • Word
  • Powerpoint - creating a presentation
  • Outlook
  • General use of the computer

These qualifications are test-based. You will be supported by your assessor during your programme in preparation for the tests. 




Further Information: 

See the subject pages on the website (on the left) or contact Jenny Jones on 01672 518461 or email her jenny.jones@haddontraining.co.uk 

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