Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Digital Marketer Apprenticeship - Level 3

Course overview

The primary role of a digital marketer is to define, design, build and implement digital campaigns across a variety of online and social media platforms to drive customer acquisition, customer engagement and customer retention. A digital marketer will typically be working as part of a team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall marketing plan or campaign. The marketer will work to marketing briefs and instructions. They will normally report to a Digital Marketing Manager, a Marketing Manager or an IT Manager.

The Digital Marketer, Level 3 will give the apprentices the opportunity to develop the following skills:

Technical Competencies:
- Written communication: applies a good level of written communication skills for a range of audiences and digital platforms and with regard to the sensitivity of communication.
- Research: analyses and contributes information on the digital environment to inform short and long term digital communications strategies and campaigns.
- Technologies: recommends and applies effective, secure and appropriate solutions using a wide variety of digital technologies and tools over a range of platforms and user interfaces to achieve marketing objectives.
- Data: reviews, monitors and analyses online activity and provides recommendations and insights to others.
- Customer service: responds efficiently to enquiries using online and social media platforms.
- Problem solving: applies structured techniques to problem solving, and analyses problems and resolves issues across a variety of digital platforms.
- Analysis: understands and creates basic analytical dashboards using appropriate digital tools
- Implementation: builds and implements digital campaigns across a variety of digital media platforms
- Applies at least two of the following specialist areas: search marketing, search engine optimisation, e mail marketing, web analytics and metrics, mobile apps and Pay-Per-Click (PPC).
- Uses digital tools effectively.
- Digital analytics: measures and evaluates the success of digital marketing activities.
- Interprets and follows:
- Latest developments in digital media technologies and trends.
- Marketing briefs and plans.
- Company defined ‘customer standards’ or industry good practice for marketing.
- Company, team or client approaches to continuous integration.
- Can operate effectively in their own business’s, their customers’ and the industry’s environments.

Technical Knowledge and Understanding:
- Understands the principles of coding.
- Understands and can apply basic marketing principles.
- Understands and can apply the customer lifecycle.
- Understands the role of customer relationship marketing.
- Understands how teams work effectively to deliver digital marketing campaigns and can deliver accordingly.
- Understands the main components of Digital and Social Media Strategies.
- Understands the principles of all of the following specialist areas: search marketing, search engine optimisation, e mail marketing, web analytics and metrics, mobile apps and Pay-Per-Click and understands how these can work together.
- Understands the similarities and differences, including positives and negatives, of all the major digital and social media platforms.
- Understands and responds to the business environment and business issues related to digital marketing and customer needs.
- Understands and follows digital etiquette.
- Understands how digital platforms integrate in to the working environment.
- Understands and follows the required security levels necessary to protect data across digital and social media platforms.

Underpinning Skills, Attitudes and Behaviours:
- Logical and creative thinking skills.
- Analytical and problem solving skills.
- Ability to work independently and to take responsibility.
- Can use own initiative.
- A thorough and organised approach.
- Ability to work with a range of internal and external people.
- Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
- Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment.

Additional Information:
- This apprenticeship is work based, but apprentices will have individual block release sessions for English and Maths Functional Skills if required.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer but typically five GCSEs at grade 4 or higher are required.

How will I be assessed?

Preliminary Assessment: The apprentice will select substantial examples of their work for their portfolio.

Assessment Method: Portfolio and synoptic project supported by employer reference and interview.