Computing, Games and IT

IT Technical Salesperson Level 3 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This apprenticeship programme can be started at any time. The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 12 months.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include five GCSEs and/or A levels; a Level 2 Apprenticeship; other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.


You will achieve

IT Technical Salesperson Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Course overview

Interested in IT, IT Services, Digital Products and Sales? Then is the course for you

The primary role of an IT Technical Salesperson is to sell a company’s technical products and services. Whilst having a good knowledge and understanding of the portfolio of technologies that are available, learners will work to maintain good relationships with existing clients, gaining repeat business wherever possible from customers both internal and external, UK or internationally and secure contracts and services for technical equipment and resources.

They will also approach potential customers with the aim of winning new business and aim to maintain a thorough understanding of existing and emerging technologies that that help support the organisation and its stakeholders.

For further information regarding this apprenticeship standard please click here.

Course content

Support a sector that is constantly evolving, that develops high-end cutting edge technology and supports a plethora of customers and stakeholders

Our IT Technical Salesperson apprenticeship equips learners with the technical skills they need to build competency within their role, developing a core set of technical and academic skills. This covers an array of subject areas and allows learners to acquire a strong appreciation and understanding of:

  • Computer Systems and Architectures
  • Cloud and Cloud Services
  • Principles of secure coding
  • Methodologies for Unified Communications
  • Data, Data Activities and Storage
  • Sales Techniques, Sales Ethics and Sales Life-Cycle

Learners will also cover a working knowledge of the role IT plays within the broader context of a business strategy and understand how to communicate using the appropriate language and terminology for multiple audiences. Elements for sales specific development techniques in cultural awareness, how to negotiate, handle objections and close sales and an appreciation of the business product(s) they are responsible for selling will also be covered as part of the programme.

On Programme Assessment will include a mixture of:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Work based projects
  • Written assessments
  • Portfolio
  • Observations
  • End Point Assessment

You will need to provide your own writing materials and a USB stick.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

You can progress onto higher level degree and/or apprenticeship study or apply for a vast array of digital roles that include:

Sales Associate, Sales Consultant, Sales Engineer, Entry Level Customer Support, Technical Retail Assistant, Technical Tele Sales, Junior Account Manager

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Extra information

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email:



Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

IT Technical Salesperson Level 3 Apprenticeship

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