Education Partnership North East has partnered with one of the UK’s leading sales consultancies to launch a new professional qualification for sales executives.

Pioneering coaching and development providers New Results will work with Education Partnership North East to deliver a Level 4 Sales Apprenticeship.

The course will allow employers to enhance the skills of their sales teams to maximise results with learners utilising the latest research methods and technologies, leading to a more dynamic approach to how they conduct business. In the current climate many businesses are looking for ways to reach their target market. This qualification will give businesses new insight to generate business and improve customer relations.

Chris Small, Business Development Executive at Education Partnership North East, said: “This qualification is unique in the sense that you can utilise and instantly put in to practice what you learn from the first few sessions.

“It has been developed to professionalise sales standards across a wide range of businesses and gives sales professionals cutting edge insight that will benefit their business whilst gaining a professional qualification.

“The training can be funded via the apprenticeship levy or co-funded for non-levy paying organisations.  Our team can advise on all aspects of funding and provide support throughout the process.”

New Results are pioneers in their field, with over 10 years-experience working with market-leading businesses across a wide range of sectors to drive up sales performance.

Nevil Tynemouth, Director at New Results added: “The sales apprenticeship is a great starting point in the professionalisation of the sales industry, providing learners with the opportunity to study and fully understand all of the skills, knowledge and, just as importantly, the ethical and professional aspects of sales is what attracted us to the qualification.

“We are thrilled to be working with Education Partnership North East. The group has an excellent reputation, reaching both learners and the business community. That made them an ideal partner to complement our in-depth and well researched sales training and development.”

The Level 4 Sales Apprenticeship is open to sales professionals operating in organisations of all sizes across all sectors and markets, including technology, media, pharmaceutical, NHS, recruitment, fast moving consumer goods, utilities and the automotive sector.

The qualification will be delivered over 16 half day Microsoft Teams sessions with eight half day webinars, monthly visits and continuous support throughout the apprenticeship from highly skilled assessors.

Typical job roles and job titles that would benefit from the qualification include Sales Consultant, Sales Specialist, Sales Advisor, Sales Representative, Sales Manager, Business Development Executive, and Field Sales Executive.

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Why Education Partnership North East (EPNE)?

Highly commended - Employer of the Year, Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards 2019

Engagement with Employers - Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award 2017

(Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2017)

Selected by DfE for 2021 T Level pilot to deliver the new high-quality technical qualifications.

98% overall employer satisfaction - Employer Survey 2018/19