Level 2 Trade Supplier Apprenticeship
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.
What will I study?
Level 2 Trade Supplier
How will I be assessed?
- Knowledge test
- Professional observation
- Professional review
How will the course be delivered?
The delivery will be a mixture of work based training and progress assessment mixed with College taught sessions throughout the programme, to support the 20% off the job training requirement.
Individual employers will determine any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, tests or other criteria. Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths must achieve this Level and take the test for Level 2 before taking the end-point assessment.
On completion and achievement of the Standard, progression routes will be provided and discussed with the individual to enable you to make informed choices about continuous professional development. This Standard provides an ideal route into specialised, supervisory and management roles and qualifications within a trade business.
For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.