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Trade Supplier Apprenticeship Standard Level 2

Trade Suppliers play a vital role in ensuring an efficient flow of goods and services between manufacturers and their skilled trade customer base. They operate in a variety of sectors including electrical, plumbing, joinery and general building supplies. Typically, a Trade Supplier will operate a small warehouse and trade counter, which is visited regularly by professional trade customers who have technical knowledge about what they are buying. Trade Suppliers can specialise in roles in a trade business environment, which may include sales, purchasing, account management, logistics and administration.

Trade Suppliers will be dealing with customer sales at the trade counter and over the telephone, and will understand incoming deliveries, stock control and despatch. They will be familiar with processing customer orders and taking delivery of goods and the basic administration related to these functions. A key element of their role will be to have technical knowledge of the products and services offered together with the bespoke systems and equipment used in their trade business. They will communicate with a wide variety of internal and external customers to build relationships and provide a high quality service that encourages repeat business

  • Entry Requirements

    You will be interviewed and assessed to identify your potential, commitment and motivation to achieve the Apprenticeship, based upon the range and level of activities you will be undertaking in the workplace.

    You may need to undergo an initial assessment of your Maths and English to show your ability to undertake study towards level 1 Maths and English.

    At the start of your apprenticeship programme you will need to be employed by a suitable andappropriate employer for at least 30 hours per week, including any off-the-job training you undertake. Where a part-time working pattern is undertaken, joint agreement may be made between with the employer and the apprentice for an extended apprenticeship duration. You will also need to have been a resident in the EU for at least 3 years and not be on any other government funded training programme.

  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    Trade Supplier Standard Level 2

    Functional skills in Maths and English level 1

    In addition, you will study towards and take exams for Maths and English at Level 2 prior to End Point Assessment

    How is my course assessed?

    The apprentice will be assessed to the Apprenticeship Standard using three complementary assessment methods to take a view of their overall performance in their job. The End Assessment Process will consist of:

    • Online knowledge test

    • Practical observation

    • Professional discussion

    The End Point Assessment process will be carried out by an independent and impartial Assessor.

This course can be started at any point throughout the year, as agreed with your employer.

Workplace

Apprenticeship

Duration 1 year

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