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Apprenticeship Overview Level 3 Apprenticeship in Social Media for Business

Level 3 Diploma in Social Media for Business forms part of the Social Media and Digital Marketing Apprenticeship framework.

Our Social Media Apprenticeship programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and work experience to start a career in the Social Media industry.  
You will gain a nationally recognised qualification and have everything you need to work in a role in which you will be working in a Social Media or Digital Marketing role.

Qualification Information

This qualification allow candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Social Media industry.

Effective use of social media is now an established marketing tool, and could help businesses thrive. These qualifications will help you understand the impact of social media on business and help you to use a range of techniques and tools in marketing campaigns.

Overview Details

Please find details on Level 3 Apprenticeship in Social Media for Business . If you wish to know more about this course, please use the register your interest form on the page.

Qualification Information

Duration 12 Months

Who The Apprenticeship Is For

Ideal qualifications for those working in ICT or marketing, and those completing a Social Media Apprenticeship. This qualification also supports learners entering this sector for the first time or those looking to up skill and develop their knowledge of Social Media for Business purposes.

What Will You Learn

Apprenticeship Content

Mandatory units included:

  • Principles of Social Media within a Business
  • Principles of keywords and optimisation
  • Social Networking Management for a business
  • Using collaborative technologies

Generic Pathway optional units include:

  • Use digital and social media in marketing campaigns
  • Imagine software
  • Video software
  • Web fundamentals
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Content Management System website creation
  • Creating and optimising content for the web
  • Principles of Social Media advertising and promotion
  • Understanding Customer Relationship Management for creative business
  • Communicating using digital marketing / sales channels
  • Website software  
  • Web development
  • Analyse and report data


Learning Methods

You will be assigned a qualified Training Advisor, where learning will be undertaken by mixture of 1 to 1 sessions, on/off the job learning and mentor support.

Assessment Methods

Assessments methods vary depending on Unit and Title. Generally, candidates must complete one assignment/portfolio of evidence for each mandatory unit and for each chosen optional unit.

Progression Opportunities

This will allow candidates to progress into employment or to the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 NVQ in Marketing
  • Level 3 ITQ
  • Level 3 Business Administration

Learners can also progress to FE or HE.

Career Opportunities

This qualification may open up opportunities to the following roles:

  • Social Media Assistant
  • Digital Marketing Assistant
  • Search Marketing Assistant
  • Online Marketing Coordinator

Entry Requirements


You must have no previous Level 3 qualifications in Social Media.  

You will be required to complete Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT Level 2 if you haven’t already achieved GCSEs. Apprentices with appropriate GCSEs in Maths, English and ICT grade A*-C will not need to complete Functional Skills

Apprenticeship Cost

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