Professional Sales

Level 3      England PDF

Bringing young people into one of the most exciting, best-paid careers around! This programme tackles the techniques and challenges of modern selling, and pits apprentices against the rigours of the QA sales boot camp. A quick ticket to real-world success and sales survival. 

The programme is designed to turn confident friendly 'people's people' into standout sales masters! It combines QA's boot camp and further training units with assessments in the workplace. Most training is in the first half of the apprenticeship to boost competence quickly. 

The QA sales boot camp provides a high-intensity introduction to sales. It uses role play and simulation exercises to help you practice selling in a realistic environment.

Topics include:

  • Starting conversations 
  • Objection handling
  • Influencing
  • A variety of techniques and styles

After this apprentices can develop with further QA units and by applying their company’s own sales methods, systems and processes.

  • Receive 15 days of QA training in a class of 12 – 16, the rest of the time, you’ll be learning and earning with your employer
  • Earn £150 - £250 per week basic – and potentially more with bonuses!
  • 94% of QA Apprentices go on to full time jobs 
  • QA Apprenticeships is the first IT apprenticeships business rated Ofsted 'Outstanding' in all areas.


  • 16 – 18: The course is free to you and your employer
  • 19 – 23: Part government funded, the apprenticeship employer usually covers the rest

Programme information:

Entry requirements: Ideally 5 GCSEs (C and above), or equivalent, including Maths and English

Duration: 12-14 months

Salary: £8,000 - £13,000 + commission

QA training: 15 days training (split into blocks of a few days each)

Ideal job roles:

  • Salesperson
  • Account manager
  • Telesales executive
  • Field sales agent

Qualifications / units:

  • QA Apprenticeships intensive sales 'boot camp'
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Sales
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Sales

Apply now to start an apprenticeship today, or to register your interest in an apprenticeship for when you finish school or college.