Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Advanced Apprenticeship in Marketing & Communications

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:20 Month
Course Mode:Part Time
Start Date:FLX

Course Overview

The Marketing and Communications Advanced Level Apprenticeship is for those working in a marketing role such as marketing executives, marketing co-ordinators or communication officers. This Level 3 course requires you to use advanced skills for gathering and analysing data, as well as experience handling both projects and people. You will develop and implement marketing strategies, design research projects and advertising campaigns, work up databases and run a challenging portfolio of products and services.

Apprenticeships are made up of framework of qualifications and training based on testing competency and developing practical, occupational and transferable skills.

City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Marketing

Mandatory Units:
• Analyse competitor activity
• Contribute to the development of a marketing plan
• Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment
• Work with other people in a business environment

Choose from a range of optional units to enhance your learning experience and tailor the programme to your individual training needs.

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Marketing

• Maths Level 2, English Level 2 and ICT Level 2
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities workbook
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

This apprenticeship takes 20 months to complete and has a flexible start date.

There is no upper age limit for apprenticeships making it a course ideal for both those looking to start a career in a particular sector or those who are already employed and looking to get qualifications that recognise their experience and gives them opportunity to progress further in their career.

No learner fees. Employer fees as follows:
• 16-18 years old - fully government funded (no fees)
• 19-23 years old - fully funded for companies with less than 250 employees; employer fees apply for those with 250+ employees
• 24+ years old - partially-funded (employer fees apply)

Progression & Career Opportunities

Marketing assistants and executives can progress to co-ordinator level. Further learning opportunities include CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing or CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be in a job role that supports the completion of the framework.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

These qualifications are delivered completely in the workplace through regular assessor visits. You will be assessed in the workplace using a variety of methods including observation, questioning, professional discussions, witness testimonials and candidate work products and statements.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for an Apprenticeship, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on tel. 01223 418778 or by email Please also check out our current Apprenticeship vacancies on our website

Passport to Success

We will help you to develop a range of wider skills including English & Maths that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.