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The Social Media Academy - Level 3 Apprenticeships at Skills for Careers

Course description

The Skills for Careers group of Apprenticeship Academies, have been developed to provide high quality Apprenticeship programmes to aspiring people adults looking to progress into a career. Skills for Careers offers five Apprenticeship academies that guarantee employment for all of our students. This allows Apprentices to begin a career whilst achieving a nationally recognised qualification that is valued by employers.The backbone of any business is the people involved.

The backbone of any business is the people involved.

Do you want to be employed within the Social Media industry?  Are you committed, career focussed and wanting to learn new skills within the social media sector?

Have you got drive and want to work within as a;

  • Social Media Executive
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Web Design Assistant
  • Trainee Journalist
  • Content Writer



Throughout your time in the Academy we will ensure that you receive the following:

  1. A guaranteed job for the duration of your apprenticeship
  2. Nationally recognised qualifications
  3. The best training and development that is available to you and directly relevant to your job role.
  4. On-going guidance and support from the Academy support staff.
  5. A dedicated Assessor that will work with you on a one to one basis throughout your Apprenticeship.
  6. Additional support and assistance as and when required.
  7. Assistance with job search, interview preparation and access to our bank of local employers.

Course content

Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Social Media for Business
  • Level 2 Functional Skills, Key Skills, GCSE or A Level in ICT, English and Maths 

Entry requirements

5 A-C Grades at GCSE should include Maths and English although a desire to work within this industry is more important.



Assessment will be through portfolio building and evidence based practice.

Financial information

Apprenticeship rate of pay applicable.

Future opportunities

All Apprentices that successfully complete this programme will achieve a level 3 diploma in Social Media, this will lead onto either employment or higher education.

Further information

In addition to gaining qualifications, students at the Social Media Academy will benefit from a broad curriculum of social media related training, the like of which would typically cost many £1000’s.  This approach allows our academy students to receive training from a wide selection of areas that includes:

  • Principles of social media within a business
  • Principles of keywords and optimisation
  • Social Networking Management
  • Using social media in Marketing
  • Creating and optimising content for the web
  • Advertising and promotion
  • Communicating using digital marketing

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • To complement the Apprenticeship, learners also attend our monthly workshops, delivered by qualified industry experts at our training centre in Electric Works in the centre of Sheffield. These sector specific workshops are designed to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding, whilst also providing a place where they can meet other Apprentices within the Academy and share their experiences.

      Examples of Academy Workshops within our Business Skills Academy include:

      • Health & Safety Awareness
      • Customer Care Training
      • ICT Skills
      • The Importance of Working as part of a Team
      • Sales Skills
      • Communication Skills (including verbal, non-verbal and written)
      • Problem Solving Skills
      • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
      • Presentation Skills
      • Developing Your own Personal Effectiveness