Adding value to the sales profession - Apprenticeship update
We are working with the Association of Professional Sales driving forward a Level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship. This standard would add value to the sales profession.
The Apprenticeship levy
The Apprenticeship levy is now live, employers are contributing 0.5% of payrolls over £3m into a pot that can only be spent on apprenticeships. However, the sales organization may be the forgotten function of the business that through the work of the APS, will be in a position to draw down funding to pay for sales learning & development.
- Click the government link for details about the Apprenticeship Levy.
- Read the latest article in HR magazine about Demystifying the apprenticeship levy
- Talk to us about Sales Apprenticeships, call +44 (0) 330 9000 800.
The Association of Professional Sales
Watch the video from Andrew Hough, CEO Association of Professional Sales: "Everyone likes to feel appreciated, and investing in your salespeople ensures that your sales team feels valued, and increases the chance of retaining your top talent. Accreditation also serves as a differentiator for your customers, proving professionalism and ethical conduct.
See the full video here: https://lnkd.in/euFvWRP
"The Association of Professional Sales is proud to have been the first organization to set up a trailblazer for those who work in sales. With the support of corporate members and academic partners we have successfully developed a Level 6 B2B Sales Professional Degree Apprenticeship and a Level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship.
The APS is the only independent organisation who understands the needs of global sales organisations and can therefore assess sellers across providers, companies, and countries.
As an established professional body and awarding organisation, we use the expertise of our members and our academic board to ensure we have a robust Quality Management System (QMS). This ensures that every apprentice receives high quality assessment and Quality Assurance that has their best interests at heart
Our Quality Management System (QMS) is regularly monitored, reviewed, quality assured and approved by government, the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) and our own academic board, to ensure rigour and fairness is applied to every learner."