Apprenticeship

Business Administrator Level 3

We’re a multi-award-winning provider of Business Administration Apprenticeships and have used our experience in this area to design an outstanding Apprenticeship programme that provides learners with a range of skills, knowledge and behaviours while offering businesses a fantastic return on investment.

We understand that a high-quality administrative function is essential to all businesses, of all sizes, working across any sector. Our award-winning Apprenticeship covers the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to excel in administration roles and provide each learner with the chance to build their careers.

Who is this programme for?

  • Aged 16+ – no maximum age limit
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have been a British/EU citizen for the last 3 years

 

Apply now

Overview

Course Level

Level 3

Duration

15 months

Sector

Business & Professional

Learning method

Blended

Location

Workplace/Remote

Business Administrator Level 3

Overview

We focus on adding value through topics such as record keeping, document production, planning and organisation, stakeholder communication and business fundamentals. We develop professionalism, responsibility and adaptability throughout this Apprenticeship and relate this to your own workplace to demonstrate the benefits of workforce development training. We combine face-to-face and virtual delivery that forms a supportive, flexible delivery model to meet the unique challenges of your workplace. Our development coaches are all highly experienced with a broad range of occupational expertise which we match to the needs of each learner.

EPA

End-point assessment

The Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment (EPA) is the ultimate measure of an apprentice’s skills and knowledge. It’s a rigorous, independent evaluation conducted by qualified and independent assessors to ensure that apprentices have reached the required standard in their chosen field. EPA is the final step in an apprenticeship journey, validating their expertise and paving the way for a successful career.

Knowledge and behaviours test
Practical assessment
Portfolio of evidence

Frequently asked questions

For learners

An apprenticeship is a work-based training program that combines practical experience with structured learning. Whether you’re a young person entering the workplace for the first time, or an experienced manager looking to progress in your career, an apprenticeship can benefit your career by providing hands-on training, allowing you to earn while you learn, and gaining valuable qualifications and experience specific to your chosen industry.

No. You have to be a minimum of 16 years old to start an apprenticeship, but there is no upper age limit if you are interested in training in a new career later in life. Many employers are training up existing members of staff through the apprenticeship route to help further their career development.

Many people start on a level 2 apprenticeship and work their way up to a higher or degree apprenticeship. Many employers and training providers will ask for a certain level of numeracy and literacy and may require you to have qualifications or certain experience as part of the entry criteria.

Apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn. Apprentices under the age of 19 are entitled to the apprentice minimum wage, as a minimum, for the work they do. After the age of 19, or 18 if you have completed your first year of your apprenticeship, you will be entitled to the working National Minimum Wage.

Key steps include researching available apprenticeships, tailoring your CV and cover letter, preparing for interviews, and showcasing your enthusiasm for the industry. Our recruitment team are on-hand to help you navigate the application process successfully.

Apprenticeships provide a mix of on-the-job and off-the-job training, leading to recognised qualifications in your chosen field. You’ll gain practical skills, industry-specific knowledge, and valuable work experience that enhance your employability.

The exact duration varies based on the apprenticeship programme, but it typically ranges from 12 months for a level 2 apprenticeship to two years for a level 5 apprenticeship. We also take into account any prior learning and experience when planning the apprenticeship duration.

Yes, apprentices receive ongoing support throughout their programme. This includes regular progress reviews with a Development Coach, mentorship, guidance from your employer, and resources to help you succeed in your role and complete your apprenticeship successfully.

As an apprentice, you have rights related to wages, working hours, and a safe working environment. You also have responsibilities to actively engage in your training, perform your job duties, and adhere to the terms outlined in your Apprenticeship Agreement.

For employers

An apprenticeship is a work-based training program that combines practical on-the-job experience with structured learning. It benefits your business by providing a cost-effective way to train and develop a skilled workforce tailored to your specific needs.

Anyone in England aged 16 years old and above, whether employed, unemployed, or leaving school. There is no upper age limit.

Apprenticeships are work-based qualifications. The Development Coach will deliver training to the apprentice through teaching sessions face-to-face or virtually and support them in building an apprenticeship portfolio of evidence throughout their programme. An End-Point Assessment is completed to assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours that they have learnt throughout the apprenticeship

You need to make sure there is a genuine job available for a minimum 30 hours per week, with a contract of employment long enough for the apprentice to complete their apprenticeship. It must also allow the apprentice to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours set within the apprenticeship standard. The commitment from your business involves providing on-the-job training, mentorship, and support to help the apprentice complete their training successfully.

We can help you find suitable apprenticeship candidates through our end-to-end no-cost apprentice recruitment service. Our apprentice recruitment team work with you to create the job description and promote your vacancy via local partners and the National Apprenticeship Service. We also provide candidate shortlisting and interviewing to help find the best talent.

If you pay the apprenticeship levy you can spend this on training and assessing your apprentices. The government will apply a 10% top-up to the funds you have in your account. If you are an employer that doesn’t pay the levy, you pay just 5% towards the cost of training and assessing an apprentice. The government will pay the rest up to the funding band maximum. You must pay them at least the National Minimum Wage rate depending on their age and the year of apprenticeship training they’re in.

There are various financial incentives, including the Apprenticeship Levy for larger businesses and government support schemes. These incentives aim to offset the costs associated with hiring and training apprentices. Check with the government and relevant agencies for the latest information.

The exact duration varies based on the apprenticeship programme, but it typically ranges from one to four years. We also take into account any prior learning and experience when planning the apprenticeship duration.

Apply now

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Skills Bootcamp

Digital Marketing Skills Bootcamp

Our Digital Marketing Skills Bootcamp is a free level 3 course for adults aged 19 or over. Delivered by industry experts using live-online learning learners will build up valuable sector-specific skills based on local employer demand and provide a direct path to new skills to unlock job progression on completion.

Who is this programme for?

  • Employed – advance your career with new knowledge and skills
  • Self-employed – learn new skills to secure new customers
  • Aged 19+ – no maximum age limit
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have been a British/EU citizen for the last 3 years
  • Live or work in the East Midlands
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Overview

Course Level

Level 3

Duration

10 weeks

Sector

Sales & Marketing

Learning method

Live-online learning

Location

Remote

Cost

Fully

Digital Marketing Skills Bootcamp Online Course

Overview

Our Digital Marketing Skills Bootcamp is the gateway to a dynamic and rewarding career in the digital world. Join us and make an investment in your future that promises growth, success, and personal achievement in the digital marketing realm.

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Skills Bootcamp

Digital Marketing Skills Bootcamp

Our Digital Marketing Skills Bootcamps is a free 2-week level 3 courses for adults aged 19 or over. Delivered by industry experts using live-online learning learners will build up valuable sector-specific skills based on local employer demand and provide a direct path to a job opportunity on completion.

Who is this programme for?

  • Unemployed and seeking a career in digital marketing
  • Aged 19+ – no maximum age limit
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have been a British/EU citizen for the last 3 years
  • Live in the East Midlands
  • Looking to progress your career in Digital Marketing
Apply now

Overview

Course Level

Level 3

Duration

10 days

Sector

Sales & Marketing

Learning method

In Centre

Location

Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield

Digital Marketing Skills Bootcamp Short Course

Overview

Our Digital Marketing Skills Bootcamp is the gateway to a dynamic and rewarding career in the digital world. Join us and make an investment in your future that promises growth, success, and personal achievement in the digital marketing realm.

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Customer Service Specialist Level 3

Excellent customer service gives an outstanding experience to all of your clients and our Customer Service Specialist apprenticeship is designed to reach the highest levels of customer experience.

This apprenticeship is particularly aimed at individuals who are more experienced customer service agents with the skills needed to respond to more complicated, ongoing customer issues. It can be offered independently or as a progression from L2 Customer Service Apprenticeship.

Who is this programme for?

  • Aged 16+ – no maximum age limit
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have been a British/EU citizen for the last 3 years
Apply now

Overview

Course Level

Level 3

Duration

15 months

Sector

Sales & Marketing

Learning method

Blended

Location

Workplace/Remote

Customer Service Specialist Level 3

Overview

Our expert training covers topics such as; creating excellent customer experiences, service delivery, service improvement, understanding customer need and customer insight. This supports an individual to develop outstanding customer service skills across different types of communication such as; face-to-face, telephone, email, online messenger, social media or post. We use a blended delivery model that includes both online and in-person support from an experienced development coach who helps individuals reach their potential in providing outstanding customer service.

EPA

End-point assessment

The Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment (EPA) is the ultimate measure of an apprentice’s skills and knowledge. It’s a rigorous, independent evaluation conducted by qualified and independent assessors to ensure that apprentices have reached the required standard in their chosen field. EPA is the final step in an apprenticeship journey, validating their expertise and paving the way for a successful career.

Practical observation
Work based project
Interview
Professional discussion

Frequently asked questions

For learners

An apprenticeship is a work-based training program that combines practical experience with structured learning. Whether you’re a young person entering the workplace for the first time, or an experienced manager looking to progress in your career, an apprenticeship can benefit your career by providing hands-on training, allowing you to earn while you learn, and gaining valuable qualifications and experience specific to your chosen industry.

No. You have to be a minimum of 16 years old to start an apprenticeship, but there is no upper age limit if you are interested in training in a new career later in life. Many employers are training up existing members of staff through the apprenticeship route to help further their career development.

Many people start on a level 2 apprenticeship and work their way up to a higher or degree apprenticeship. Many employers and training providers will ask for a certain level of numeracy and literacy and may require you to have qualifications or certain experience as part of the entry criteria.

Apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn. Apprentices under the age of 19 are entitled to the apprentice minimum wage, as a minimum, for the work they do. After the age of 19, or 18 if you have completed your first year of your apprenticeship, you will be entitled to the working National Minimum Wage.

Key steps include researching available apprenticeships, tailoring your CV and cover letter, preparing for interviews, and showcasing your enthusiasm for the industry. Our recruitment team are on-hand to help you navigate the application process successfully.

Apprenticeships provide a mix of on-the-job and off-the-job training, leading to recognised qualifications in your chosen field. You’ll gain practical skills, industry-specific knowledge, and valuable work experience that enhance your employability.

The exact duration varies based on the apprenticeship programme, but it typically ranges from 12 months for a level 2 apprenticeship to two years for a level 5 apprenticeship. We also take into account any prior learning and experience when planning the apprenticeship duration.

Yes, apprentices receive ongoing support throughout their programme. This includes regular progress reviews with a Development Coach, mentorship, guidance from your employer, and resources to help you succeed in your role and complete your apprenticeship successfully.

As an apprentice, you have rights related to wages, working hours, and a safe working environment. You also have responsibilities to actively engage in your training, perform your job duties, and adhere to the terms outlined in your Apprenticeship Agreement.

For employers

An apprenticeship is a work-based training program that combines practical on-the-job experience with structured learning. It benefits your business by providing a cost-effective way to train and develop a skilled workforce tailored to your specific needs.

Anyone in England aged 16 years old and above, whether employed, unemployed, or leaving school. There is no upper age limit.

Apprenticeships are work-based qualifications. The Development Coach will deliver training to the apprentice through teaching sessions face-to-face or virtually and support them in building an apprenticeship portfolio of evidence throughout their programme. An End-Point Assessment is completed to assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours that they have learnt throughout the apprenticeship

You need to make sure there is a genuine job available for a minimum 30 hours per week, with a contract of employment long enough for the apprentice to complete their apprenticeship. It must also allow the apprentice to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours set within the apprenticeship standard. The commitment from your business involves providing on-the-job training, mentorship, and support to help the apprentice complete their training successfully.

We can help you find suitable apprenticeship candidates through our end-to-end no-cost apprentice recruitment service. Our apprentice recruitment team work with you to create the job description and promote your vacancy via local partners and the National Apprenticeship Service. We also provide candidate shortlisting and interviewing to help find the best talent.

If you pay the apprenticeship levy you can spend this on training and assessing your apprentices. The government will apply a 10% top-up to the funds you have in your account. If you are an employer that doesn’t pay the levy, you pay just 5% towards the cost of training and assessing an apprentice. The government will pay the rest up to the funding band maximum. You must pay them at least the National Minimum Wage rate depending on their age and the year of apprenticeship training they’re in.

There are various financial incentives, including the Apprenticeship Levy for larger businesses and government support schemes. These incentives aim to offset the costs associated with hiring and training apprentices. Check with the government and relevant agencies for the latest information.

The exact duration varies based on the apprenticeship programme, but it typically ranges from one to four years. We also take into account any prior learning and experience when planning the apprenticeship duration.

Apply today

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Coaching and Mentoring

The Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring certificate, awarded by Gateway Qualifications is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to coach and mentor people within their normal role.

You will learn different models for mentoring and approaches as well as reflective models and feedback techniques. Successful achievement of the programme via a portfolio of evidence and work-based assessments approved by a DBC delivery and support teams.

Join us for an engaging learning experience that will help you take your first steps into understanding the importance of preventive measures in health care settings.

Who is this programme for?

  • Aged 19+ – no maximum age limit
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have been a British/EU citizen for the last 3 years
  • Do not already have a level 3 qualification
  • Already have a level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319 from April 2023)
  • Already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed
Apply now

Overview

Course Level

Level 3

Duration

Up to 20 weeks

Sector

Business & Professional

Learning method

Online

Location

Remote

Cost

Fully funded

Frequently asked questions

For learners

If you meet the eligibility criteria our online courses are offered fully-funded. There are no hidden costs.

You must be aged 19+ and live in a non-devolved region in England. Our team will complete a full eligibility check prior your enrolment. Our level 3 online courses are fully-funded if you are: 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification; or already have a level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319 from April 2023); or already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed.

Enrolling is a straightforward process. Simply find the courses you are interested in, select ‘apply now’, and fill out the necessary information. Our team will then be in touch to guide you through the onboarding process, ensuring a smooth transition into our online learning platform.

Learning is flexible and completed via our online learning platform that allows learners to access self-paced learning anywhere and at any time. Our level 2 online courses take an average of 8 weeks to complete. Learning is completed at the learner’s pace, so they can be completed quicker or take more time if preferred.

Learners receive a full introduction to their course and our support team is also available to address any queries or concerns throughout the learning journey. Our platform tracks progress and provides notifications for assignment submission and marking feedback.

For employers

Our online courses are offered fully-funded to eligible employees. There are no hidden costs.

Employees must be aged 19+ and live in a non-devolved region in England. Our team will complete a full eligibility check prior your enrolment. Our level 3 online courses are fully-funded for: employees 19 or over who do not already have a level 3 qualification; or already have a level 3 qualification or higher and earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319 from April 2023); or already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed.

Enrolling employees is a straightforward process. For a single employee simply find the courses you are interested in, select ‘apply now’, and fill out the necessary information. For multiple employees please contact us via our contact form. Our team will then be in touch to guide you through the onboarding process, ensuring a smooth transition for your employees into our online learning platform.

Learning is flexible and completed via our online learning platform that allows learners to access self-paced learning anywhere and at any time. Our level 2 online courses take an average of 8 weeks to complete. Learning is completed at the learner’s pace, so they can be completed quicker or take more time if preferred.

We provide comprehensive support and tracking mechanisms to monitor your employees’ progress. Learners receive a full introduction to their course and our support team is also available to address any queries or concerns throughout the learning journey. Our platform tracks progress and provides notifications for assignment submission and marking feedback.

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Understanding Mental Health

The Level 3 certificate in Understanding Mental Health, awarded by NCFE CACHE is designed increase knowledge and understanding of mental well-being. You will develop and in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health, support, services available and people’s attitudes towards it.

This is a knowledge only qualification; therefore you do not need to work in a healthcare setting. The programme is assessed via a portfolio of evidence which will be reviewed by DBC’s delivery and quality team.

Join us for an engaging learning experience that will help you take your first steps into understanding the importance of preventive measures in health care settings.

Who is this programme for?

  • Aged 19+ – no maximum age limit
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have been a British/EU citizen for the last 3 years
  • Do not already have a level 3 qualification
  • Already have a level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319 from April 2023)
  • Already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed
Apply now

Overview

Course Level

Level 3

Duration

Up to 20 weeks

Sector

Health & Social Care

Learning method

Online

Location

Remote

Cost

Fully funded

Frequently asked questions

For learners

If you meet the eligibility criteria our online courses are offered fully-funded. There are no hidden costs.

You must be aged 19+ and live in a non-devolved region in England. Our team will complete a full eligibility check prior your enrolment. Our level 3 online courses are fully-funded if you are: 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification; or already have a level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319 from April 2023); or already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed.

Enrolling is a straightforward process. Simply find the courses you are interested in, select ‘apply now’, and fill out the necessary information. Our team will then be in touch to guide you through the onboarding process, ensuring a smooth transition into our online learning platform.

Learning is flexible and completed via our online learning platform that allows learners to access self-paced learning anywhere and at any time. Our level 2 online courses take an average of 8 weeks to complete. Learning is completed at the learner’s pace, so they can be completed quicker or take more time if preferred.

Learners receive a full introduction to their course and our support team is also available to address any queries or concerns throughout the learning journey. Our platform tracks progress and provides notifications for assignment submission and marking feedback.

For employers

Our online courses are offered fully-funded to eligible employees. There are no hidden costs.

Employees must be aged 19+ and live in a non-devolved region in England. Our team will complete a full eligibility check prior your enrolment. Our level 3 online courses are fully-funded for: employees 19 or over who do not already have a level 3 qualification; or already have a level 3 qualification or higher and earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319 from April 2023); or already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed.

Enrolling employees is a straightforward process. For a single employee simply find the courses you are interested in, select ‘apply now’, and fill out the necessary information. For multiple employees please contact us via our contact form. Our team will then be in touch to guide you through the onboarding process, ensuring a smooth transition for your employees into our online learning platform.

Learning is flexible and completed via our online learning platform that allows learners to access self-paced learning anywhere and at any time. Our level 2 online courses take an average of 8 weeks to complete. Learning is completed at the learner’s pace, so they can be completed quicker or take more time if preferred.

We provide comprehensive support and tracking mechanisms to monitor your employees’ progress. Learners receive a full introduction to their course and our support team is also available to address any queries or concerns throughout the learning journey. Our platform tracks progress and provides notifications for assignment submission and marking feedback.

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HR Support Level 3

In 2023 the HR industry grew by 12.8%, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The pandemic saw a tremendous shift in working trends, with the transition to remote and hybrid working being among the most prominent. This, along with the importance of employee assistance schemes and a good workplace culture, mean that effective HR Support is an extremely important factor in the success of an organisation.

HR Support apprentices typically either work in a medium to large organisation as part of the HR function delivering front line support to managers and employees, or as an HR Manager in a small organisation.

Who is this programme for?

  • Aged 16+ – no maximum age limit
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have been a British/EU citizen for the last 3 years

 

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Overview

Course Level

Level 3

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Location

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Overview

The successful apprentice may be eligible to apply for Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or any other professional body that recognises this apprenticeship within its membership criteria (membership is subject to the professional bodies own membership requirements).

EPA

End-point assessment

The Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment (EPA) is the ultimate measure of an apprentice’s skills and knowledge. It’s a rigorous, independent evaluation conducted by qualified and independent assessors to ensure that apprentices have reached the required standard in their chosen field. EPA is the final step in an apprenticeship journey, validating their expertise and paving the way for a successful career.

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Frequently asked questions

For learners

An apprenticeship is a work-based training program that combines practical experience with structured learning. Whether you’re a young person entering the workplace for the first time, or an experienced manager looking to progress in your career, an apprenticeship can benefit your career by providing hands-on training, allowing you to earn while you learn, and gaining valuable qualifications and experience specific to your chosen industry.

No. You have to be a minimum of 16 years old to start an apprenticeship, but there is no upper age limit if you are interested in training in a new career later in life. Many employers are training up existing members of staff through the apprenticeship route to help further their career development.

Many people start on a level 2 apprenticeship and work their way up to a higher or degree apprenticeship. Many employers and training providers will ask for a certain level of numeracy and literacy and may require you to have qualifications or certain experience as part of the entry criteria.

Apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn. Apprentices under the age of 19 are entitled to the apprentice minimum wage, as a minimum, for the work they do. After the age of 19, or 18 if you have completed your first year of your apprenticeship, you will be entitled to the working National Minimum Wage.

Key steps include researching available apprenticeships, tailoring your CV and cover letter, preparing for interviews, and showcasing your enthusiasm for the industry. Our recruitment team are on-hand to help you navigate the application process successfully.

Apprenticeships provide a mix of on-the-job and off-the-job training, leading to recognised qualifications in your chosen field. You’ll gain practical skills, industry-specific knowledge, and valuable work experience that enhance your employability.

The exact duration varies based on the apprenticeship programme, but it typically ranges from 12 months for a level 2 apprenticeship to two years for a level 5 apprenticeship. We also take into account any prior learning and experience when planning the apprenticeship duration.

Yes, apprentices receive ongoing support throughout their programme. This includes regular progress reviews with a Development Coach, mentorship, guidance from your employer, and resources to help you succeed in your role and complete your apprenticeship successfully.

As an apprentice, you have rights related to wages, working hours, and a safe working environment. You also have responsibilities to actively engage in your training, perform your job duties, and adhere to the terms outlined in your Apprenticeship Agreement.

For employers

An apprenticeship is a work-based training program that combines practical on-the-job experience with structured learning. It benefits your business by providing a cost-effective way to train and develop a skilled workforce tailored to your specific needs.

Anyone in England aged 16 years old and above, whether employed, unemployed, or leaving school. There is no upper age limit.

Apprenticeships are work-based qualifications. The Development Coach will deliver training to the apprentice through teaching sessions face-to-face or virtually and support them in building an apprenticeship portfolio of evidence throughout their programme. An End-Point Assessment is completed to assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours that they have learnt throughout the apprenticeship

You need to make sure there is a genuine job available for a minimum 30 hours per week, with a contract of employment long enough for the apprentice to complete their apprenticeship. It must also allow the apprentice to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours set within the apprenticeship standard. The commitment from your business involves providing on-the-job training, mentorship, and support to help the apprentice complete their training successfully.

We can help you find suitable apprenticeship candidates through our end-to-end no-cost apprentice recruitment service. Our apprentice recruitment team work with you to create the job description and promote your vacancy via local partners and the National Apprenticeship Service. We also provide candidate shortlisting and interviewing to help find the best talent.

If you pay the apprenticeship levy you can spend this on training and assessing your apprentices. The government will apply a 10% top-up to the funds you have in your account. If you are an employer that doesn’t pay the levy, you pay just 5% towards the cost of training and assessing an apprentice. The government will pay the rest up to the funding band maximum. You must pay them at least the National Minimum Wage rate depending on their age and the year of apprenticeship training they’re in.

There are various financial incentives, including the Apprenticeship Levy for larger businesses and government support schemes. These incentives aim to offset the costs associated with hiring and training apprentices. Check with the government and relevant agencies for the latest information.

The exact duration varies based on the apprenticeship programme, but it typically ranges from one to four years. We also take into account any prior learning and experience when planning the apprenticeship duration.

Apply now

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Understanding Autism

The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism, awarded by TQUK is designed develop your knowledge and understanding of Autism.
You will learn to understanding Autism, understand the diagnosis and information and support relevant to autism. This is a knowledge only qualification and the programme is assessed via a portfolio of evidence which will be reviewed by DBC’s delivery and quality team.

Join us for an engaging learning experience that will help you take your first steps into understanding the importance of preventive measures in health care settings.

Who is this programme for?

  • Aged 19+ – no maximum age limit
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have been a British/EU citizen for the last 3 years
  • Do not already have a level 3 qualification
  • Already have a level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319 from April 2023)
  • Already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed
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Overview

Course Level

Level 3

Duration

Up to 20 weeks

Sector

Health & Social Care

Learning method

Online

Location

Remote

Cost

Fully funded

Frequently asked questions

For learners

If you meet the eligibility criteria our online courses are offered fully-funded. There are no hidden costs.

You must be aged 19+ and live in a non-devolved region in England. Our team will complete a full eligibility check prior your enrolment. Our level 3 online courses are fully-funded if you are: 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification; or already have a level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319 from April 2023); or already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed.

Enrolling is a straightforward process. Simply find the courses you are interested in, select ‘apply now’, and fill out the necessary information. Our team will then be in touch to guide you through the onboarding process, ensuring a smooth transition into our online learning platform.

Learning is flexible and completed via our online learning platform that allows learners to access self-paced learning anywhere and at any time. Our level 2 online courses take an average of 8 weeks to complete. Learning is completed at the learner’s pace, so they can be completed quicker or take more time if preferred.

Learners receive a full introduction to their course and our support team is also available to address any queries or concerns throughout the learning journey. Our platform tracks progress and provides notifications for assignment submission and marking feedback.

For employers

Our online courses are offered fully-funded to eligible employees. There are no hidden costs.

Employees must be aged 19+ and live in a non-devolved region in England. Our team will complete a full eligibility check prior your enrolment. Our level 3 online courses are fully-funded for: employees 19 or over who do not already have a level 3 qualification; or already have a level 3 qualification or higher and earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319 from April 2023); or already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed.

Enrolling employees is a straightforward process. For a single employee simply find the courses you are interested in, select ‘apply now’, and fill out the necessary information. For multiple employees please contact us via our contact form. Our team will then be in touch to guide you through the onboarding process, ensuring a smooth transition for your employees into our online learning platform.

Learning is flexible and completed via our online learning platform that allows learners to access self-paced learning anywhere and at any time. Our level 2 online courses take an average of 8 weeks to complete. Learning is completed at the learner’s pace, so they can be completed quicker or take more time if preferred.

We provide comprehensive support and tracking mechanisms to monitor your employees’ progress. Learners receive a full introduction to their course and our support team is also available to address any queries or concerns throughout the learning journey. Our platform tracks progress and provides notifications for assignment submission and marking feedback.

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Improvement Technician Level 3

Improvement Technicians are responsible for the delivery and coaching of improvement processes within an area of responsibility, often associated with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. They help organisations to form and maintain a culture of continuous improvement, and deliver financial benefits through revenue improvement, cost reductions and cost avoidance.

Who is this programme for?

  • Aged 16+ – no maximum age limit
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have been a British/EU citizen for the last 3 years
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Overview

Course Level

Level 3

Duration

18 months

Sector

Warehousing & Logistics

Learning method

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Location

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Overview

‘Lean Six Sigma’ is powerful combination of the ‘Lean’ and ‘Six Sigma’ methodologies. ‘Lean’ has a focus on eliminating process waste, increasing process speed and minimising lead times. ‘Six Sigma’ has a focus on eliminating process defects and process variation. The principles are applicable to both the manufacturing and service sectors. Typically, Technicians work as a member of an operational team to resolve problems – preventing re-occurrence, engaging others in issues affecting them and to support the improvement of performance.

EPA

End-point assessment

The Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment (EPA) is the ultimate measure of an apprentice’s skills and knowledge. It’s a rigorous, independent evaluation conducted by qualified and independent assessors to ensure that apprentices have reached the required standard in their chosen field. EPA is the final step in an apprenticeship journey, validating their expertise and paving the way for a successful career.

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Frequently asked questions

For learners

An apprenticeship is a work-based training program that combines practical experience with structured learning. Whether you’re a young person entering the workplace for the first time, or an experienced manager looking to progress in your career, an apprenticeship can benefit your career by providing hands-on training, allowing you to earn while you learn, and gaining valuable qualifications and experience specific to your chosen industry.

No. You have to be a minimum of 16 years old to start an apprenticeship, but there is no upper age limit if you are interested in training in a new career later in life. Many employers are training up existing members of staff through the apprenticeship route to help further their career development.

Many people start on a level 2 apprenticeship and work their way up to a higher or degree apprenticeship. Many employers and training providers will ask for a certain level of numeracy and literacy and may require you to have qualifications or certain experience as part of the entry criteria.

Apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn. Apprentices under the age of 19 are entitled to the apprentice minimum wage, as a minimum, for the work they do. After the age of 19, or 18 if you have completed your first year of your apprenticeship, you will be entitled to the working National Minimum Wage.

Key steps include researching available apprenticeships, tailoring your CV and cover letter, preparing for interviews, and showcasing your enthusiasm for the industry. Our recruitment team are on-hand to help you navigate the application process successfully.

Apprenticeships provide a mix of on-the-job and off-the-job training, leading to recognised qualifications in your chosen field. You’ll gain practical skills, industry-specific knowledge, and valuable work experience that enhance your employability.

The exact duration varies based on the apprenticeship programme, but it typically ranges from 12 months for a level 2 apprenticeship to two years for a level 5 apprenticeship. We also take into account any prior learning and experience when planning the apprenticeship duration.

Yes, apprentices receive ongoing support throughout their programme. This includes regular progress reviews with a Development Coach, mentorship, guidance from your employer, and resources to help you succeed in your role and complete your apprenticeship successfully.

As an apprentice, you have rights related to wages, working hours, and a safe working environment. You also have responsibilities to actively engage in your training, perform your job duties, and adhere to the terms outlined in your Apprenticeship Agreement.

For employers

An apprenticeship is a work-based training program that combines practical on-the-job experience with structured learning. It benefits your business by providing a cost-effective way to train and develop a skilled workforce tailored to your specific needs.

Anyone in England aged 16 years old and above, whether employed, unemployed, or leaving school. There is no upper age limit.

Apprenticeships are work-based qualifications. The Development Coach will deliver training to the apprentice through teaching sessions face-to-face or virtually and support them in building an apprenticeship portfolio of evidence throughout their programme. An End-Point Assessment is completed to assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours that they have learnt throughout the apprenticeship

You need to make sure there is a genuine job available for a minimum 30 hours per week, with a contract of employment long enough for the apprentice to complete their apprenticeship. It must also allow the apprentice to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours set within the apprenticeship standard. The commitment from your business involves providing on-the-job training, mentorship, and support to help the apprentice complete their training successfully.

We can help you find suitable apprenticeship candidates through our end-to-end no-cost apprentice recruitment service. Our apprentice recruitment team work with you to create the job description and promote your vacancy via local partners and the National Apprenticeship Service. We also provide candidate shortlisting and interviewing to help find the best talent.

If you pay the apprenticeship levy you can spend this on training and assessing your apprentices. The government will apply a 10% top-up to the funds you have in your account. If you are an employer that doesn’t pay the levy, you pay just 5% towards the cost of training and assessing an apprentice. The government will pay the rest up to the funding band maximum. You must pay them at least the National Minimum Wage rate depending on their age and the year of apprenticeship training they’re in.

There are various financial incentives, including the Apprenticeship Levy for larger businesses and government support schemes. These incentives aim to offset the costs associated with hiring and training apprentices. Check with the government and relevant agencies for the latest information.

The exact duration varies based on the apprenticeship programme, but it typically ranges from one to four years. We also take into account any prior learning and experience when planning the apprenticeship duration.

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Multi-channel Marketer Level 3

The Multi-channel Marketer Apprenticeship is a new qualification in the UK that covers online and digital marketing, as well as traditional marketing skills. It is designed for individuals looking to start their career in marketing and empowers learners to create platform-specific strategies, campaigns, and content.

DBC Training’s development coaches are highly qualified with occupational expertise that is used to deliver an industry-recognised qualification. We deliver training using a combination of online and in-person sessions that are designed to help an individual reach their full potential and take the next steps in a marketing career.

Who is this programme for?

  • Aged 16+ – no maximum age limit
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have been a British/EU citizen for the last 3 years

 

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Overview

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Level 3

Duration

15 months

Sector

Sales & Marketing

Learning method

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Location

Workplace/Remote

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Overview

The Multi-channel Marketer Apprenticeship includes a focus on developing knowledge, skills, and behaviours relevant to the marketing industry. This encompasses understanding marketing principles, consumer behaviour, data analysis, and campaign planning as part of the knowledge component. The skills aspect involves applying marketing strategies across different channels, using digital tools, and evaluating campaign performance. Additionally, the apprenticeship emphasises professional behaviours such as effective communication, teamwork, and adaptability in a marketing context.

Frequently asked questions

For learners

An apprenticeship is a work-based training program that combines practical experience with structured learning. Whether you’re a young person entering the workplace for the first time, or an experienced manager looking to progress in your career, an apprenticeship can benefit your career by providing hands-on training, allowing you to earn while you learn, and gaining valuable qualifications and experience specific to your chosen industry.

No. You have to be a minimum of 16 years old to start an apprenticeship, but there is no upper age limit if you are interested in training in a new career later in life. Many employers are training up existing members of staff through the apprenticeship route to help further their career development.

Many people start on a level 2 apprenticeship and work their way up to a higher or degree apprenticeship. Many employers and training providers will ask for a certain level of numeracy and literacy and may require you to have qualifications or certain experience as part of the entry criteria.

Apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn. Apprentices under the age of 19 are entitled to the apprentice minimum wage, as a minimum, for the work they do. After the age of 19, or 18 if you have completed your first year of your apprenticeship, you will be entitled to the working National Minimum Wage.

Key steps include researching available apprenticeships, tailoring your CV and cover letter, preparing for interviews, and showcasing your enthusiasm for the industry. Our recruitment team are on-hand to help you navigate the application process successfully.

Apprenticeships provide a mix of on-the-job and off-the-job training, leading to recognised qualifications in your chosen field. You’ll gain practical skills, industry-specific knowledge, and valuable work experience that enhance your employability.

The exact duration varies based on the apprenticeship programme, but it typically ranges from 12 months for a level 2 apprenticeship to two years for a level 5 apprenticeship. We also take into account any prior learning and experience when planning the apprenticeship duration.

Yes, apprentices receive ongoing support throughout their programme. This includes regular progress reviews with a Development Coach, mentorship, guidance from your employer, and resources to help you succeed in your role and complete your apprenticeship successfully.

As an apprentice, you have rights related to wages, working hours, and a safe working environment. You also have responsibilities to actively engage in your training, perform your job duties, and adhere to the terms outlined in your Apprenticeship Agreement.

For employers

An apprenticeship is a work-based training program that combines practical on-the-job experience with structured learning. It benefits your business by providing a cost-effective way to train and develop a skilled workforce tailored to your specific needs.

Anyone in England aged 16 years old and above, whether employed, unemployed, or leaving school. There is no upper age limit.

Apprenticeships are work-based qualifications. The Development Coach will deliver training to the apprentice through teaching sessions face-to-face or virtually and support them in building an apprenticeship portfolio of evidence throughout their programme. An End-Point Assessment is completed to assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours that they have learnt throughout the apprenticeship

You need to make sure there is a genuine job available for a minimum 30 hours per week, with a contract of employment long enough for the apprentice to complete their apprenticeship. It must also allow the apprentice to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours set within the apprenticeship standard. The commitment from your business involves providing on-the-job training, mentorship, and support to help the apprentice complete their training successfully.

We can help you find suitable apprenticeship candidates through our end-to-end no-cost apprentice recruitment service. Our apprentice recruitment team work with you to create the job description and promote your vacancy via local partners and the National Apprenticeship Service. We also provide candidate shortlisting and interviewing to help find the best talent.

If you pay the apprenticeship levy you can spend this on training and assessing your apprentices. The government will apply a 10% top-up to the funds you have in your account. If you are an employer that doesn’t pay the levy, you pay just 5% towards the cost of training and assessing an apprentice. The government will pay the rest up to the funding band maximum. You must pay them at least the National Minimum Wage rate depending on their age and the year of apprenticeship training they’re in.

There are various financial incentives, including the Apprenticeship Levy for larger businesses and government support schemes. These incentives aim to offset the costs associated with hiring and training apprentices. Check with the government and relevant agencies for the latest information.

The exact duration varies based on the apprenticeship programme, but it typically ranges from one to four years. We also take into account any prior learning and experience when planning the apprenticeship duration.

EPA

End-point assessment

The Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment (EPA) is the ultimate measure of an apprentice’s skills and knowledge. It’s a rigorous, independent evaluation conducted by qualified and independent assessors to ensure that apprentices have reached the required standard in their chosen field. EPA is the final step in an apprenticeship journey, validating their expertise and paving the way for a successful career.

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