Professional Management Consultant Apprenticeship Standard Level 4
Set by employer. Candidates will usually have level 2 maths and English.
Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).
What apprentices will learn
- how to grow, organise or restructure a business
- researching, analysing and interpreting data
- report writing and presentations
- how management consultancy can support different industry sectors
- managing client relationships and ethical considerations
- financial ratios and performance indicators
Details of Standard & Assessment plan
Junior Management Consultant
Management consultants provide business advice to public, private and not-for-profit organisations. This usually involves helping them solve a challenge of some kind, such as how to grow their business, how to make it more efficient or how to organise and structure itself in a different way. Some specialist consultancies have a particular focus – for example, how to write proposals for new work, or how to change an organisation or how to develop their workforce. Others are more generalist and you could work across several different types of project. Working on client site away from your office is a possibility, while hours are varied and often depend on the project.
Tasks can be varied. You might be involved in conducting research, analysing and interpreting data or be responsible for organising the logistics of the project. As you develop and progress, you might be involved in contributing to report writing which uses statistical evidence to support recommendations and conclusions, or support the creation of slide decks to deliver key messages to clients. You might also become more focused on a particular type of service offering (financial, strategic, operational, etc.) or industry (financial services, public sector, telecommunications etc.).
It is anticipated that the Apprenticeship will typically last 24 months, depending on prior qualifications and relevant work experience and at the discretion of the employer.
Individual employers will identify entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, training or other criteria. Most candidates will have Level 2 Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE grade C or above), ideally as part of 5 GCSE A-C grades or other comparable qualifications. Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to the completion of the Apprenticeship.
There are no set qualifications that must be completed to become or progress as a management consultant. However, firms often support the continuous development of their consultants and may provide sponsorship.
Upon completion of the programme, an apprentice might specialise in a particular type of consultancy or industry or remain more generalist. The skills that are developed often lead to employment in organisations within a certain industry, while some consultants who are established go on to run their own consultancy
- Lectures 18
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 24 Months
- Age 18+
- Employed Contract