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Advanced Apprenticeship in Social Media for Business at Newcastle-under-Lyme College

Course description

The Social Media Advanced Apprenticeship framework covers the Level 3 Diploma in Social Media for Business. Level 2 Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT*. Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR). Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS). *Exempt from Functional Skills if GCSEs grade C or above or equivalent qualifications.

Entry requirements

Ideally you will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above including maths, English or ICT. If candidates do not have suitable Maths, English or ICT qualifications then there will be a need to complete an initial assessment to identify that you can achieve Level 2 Functional Skills. You must also be keen to seek employment and demonstrate employability skills.


Your progress is monitored and assessments are arranged throughout the course and are usually done on-the-job.
Assessment has three aspects which include observation of your actual performance and your knowledge and understanding you display in response to written and/ or spoken questions, and a portfolio of support material which you will build up containing assignments, case studies and testimony evidence through the e-portfolio.

Financial information

While you are on an apprenticeship your employer pays you a salary and supports you whilst you undertake your training.

Future opportunities

These qualifications can lead to a wealth of career opportunities from Web developer, social media managers to digital marketing analysers and email marketeers.

Further information

On the apprenticeship programme you usually attend college one day a week and spend 30 hours minimum a week working with your employer.
Duration is 18 months.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newcastle-under-Lyme College directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2016
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