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Trade Supplier Apprenticeship

Course summary
Apprenticeship training for companies
16 months
Full time
Online courses
Course Dates
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Course description

Trade Supplier Apprenticeship

As a trade supplier apprentice you will play a vital role in ensuring an efficient sales of goods and services between trade businesses and their skilled customers, with options to work across a variety of sectors including electrical, plumbing, joinery.

Our programme has been developed with market leaders including Screwfix, Selco and the Grafton Group.

This apprenticeship uniquely combines training in both the warehouse and the trade counter together with a strong focus on identifying and managing customer needs. This means you will gain a wide range of skills and knowledge from which to progress within the industry.

The trade supplier apprenticeship will equip you with the skills and technical knowledge of the products offered by your trade business together with the communication skills to confidently manage customer sales at the trade counter and over the telephone, providing high quality sales services and account management that encourages regular and repeat business.

The programme is delivered as workshop sessions and/or 1-2-1 training helping you to successfully achieve the programme requirements. Our expert staff will support you every step of the way, guiding and training you to complete and achieve the programme.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Our trade supplier apprenticeship programme is job-focused and ideal for someone who wants to become a strong and successful trade supplier. It also provides opportunities for those already working within a trade environment to enhance and advance their skills.

Additionally, no formal qualifications are required, although a good level of literacy and numeracy would be a distinct advantage.

You’ll be supported by an expert team throughout the apprenticeship with a programme designed by leading passenger transport operators so that you gain a quality learning experience by the sector and for the sector.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Level 4

The programme will develop you to confidently deal with customers and manage their requests and enquiries providing the products and services they need. Whether this is through sales, purchasing, logistics or administrative processes and functions.

Course delivery details

  • An expert and dedicated trade sector specialist trainer providing ongoing training, guidance and support with regular 121 sessions, both remotely and in the workplace.
  • Off the job training tasks including supplier site visits and trade conferences
  • Remote support as and when the apprentices need further assistance
  • 24/7 access to a range of online learning modules, materials and resources
  • Quarterly progress reviews
  • An e-portfolio, OneFile to record all learning activities. OneFile is an industry leading and award winning online service which can be accessed 24/7 anywhere and through any device
  • End point assessment preparation and support ensuring your apprentices are ready to progress
  • Support from English/maths specialists if required


Our courses are cost free for learners. For employers the apprenticeship will be paid for through apprenticeship levy or 95% of the course will be funded externally.

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Sheffield Park, 12 Europa View, Tinsley
S9 1XH Sheffield Yorkshire

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