There are a number of components that make up a Providing Financial Services Advanced Apprenticeship. Here you will find an outline of the qualifications you will achieve and the units and vocational areas you will cover throughout your training as well as other important information such as timescales, funding and what this qualification can lead to.
Advanced Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services which includes:
The apprenticeship is made up of a number of pathways that allow you to choose which aspect of the sector you want to focus on. They are:
Assessment method: There are various methods available that can be tailored to suit your needs, such as:
All teaching, learning and assessment for the qualification will take place in the workplace. There is no requirement to attend college.
View the NVQ standards here.
View the Technical Certificate standards here.
Apprentices completing their Apprenticeship programme may progress directly onto the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Advice.
For those who wish to continue their development of skills and qualifications beyond level 3, there is a wide range of progressions dependent on the pathway you have chosen. You can find further information using the following link: http://www.afo.sscalliance.org/frameworkslibrary/downloader.cfm?FRID=FR02212
Entry requirements: You must be employed in a financial services environment carrying out financial services tasks for at least 16 hours per week.
This apprenticeship programme would suit someone who has good communication and listening skills. Other relevant skills include numeracy, research, analytical, IT, self disciplined and good record-keeping skills. This programme would also suit individuals who have a good understanding of providing solutions to people’s financial needs and can interact with different kinds of people.
Whilst there are no minimum academic entry requirements, to be successful on the programme entrants should preferably possess GCSEs in English and Maths at grades A to C, however, many employers are also interested in skills and experience. Learners will be asked to declare any criminal convictions, bankruptcy or CJJs at the time of registration onto the qualifications.
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