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Barnsley College launches new social media apprenticeship

Barnsley College is excited to launch a new Social Media for Business apprenticeship.

Applicants can turn their love of social media into a career with the Level 3 Diploma in Social Media for Business. This apprenticeship programme offers people aged over 16 the opportunity to work in the social media sector.

Consisting of four mandatory units and seven optional units, students will learn about the principles of social media within a business, collaborative technologies and social networking management for a business alongside the opportunity to learn more about web development and digital marketing campaigns.

Studying within the workplace and attending classes at Barnsley College, applicants must hold a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above and the programme will take a minimum of 15 months to complete. Upon completion students may have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 4 HNC Diploma in Art and Design/Photography, Higher Apprenticeships or apply for a range of job roles including Social Media Consultant, Social Media Analyst or Digital Account Assistant.

Maureen Bullock, Head of Creative Industries at Barnsley College, said: “Digital marketing and the use of social and digital media is a key part of the marketing strategy for most businesses today. This course is a foot in the door for any budding digital marketer or can be used by businesses to advance and develop their existing workforce.”

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