Sales (7711)

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2016
Designed to reflect the current and future needs of employers, these qualifications provide a solid grounding in the sales theory and sales techniques. You will cover the essential skills and knowledge required to identify and meet customers needs, identify relevant regulatory requirements, apply legislation and adopt ethical behaviour in sales related activities.
The Certificate in Principles of Sales has been developed for those starting out in their career in sales, as well as experienced professionals.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

These qualifications cover all the essential principles and techniques of sales such as:

  • Understanding how to operate in a sales environment
  • Understanding the techniques and processes for effective selling
  • Understanding the legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in the sales or marketing environment
  • Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment.

You can also choose optional units to reflect your particular requirements and career path. These include:

  • Understand business awareness in sales
  • Principles of presentations and demonstrations in sales
  • Principles of selling at trade fairs and exhibitions.

This is a classroom-based qualification. All units are assessed through assignments.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
Ideal for you if you are moving up the career ladder or looking to develop some specialist skills such as sales processes and techniques and principles of online selling.

Level 3
You're progressing in your career and have significant knowledge and experience. At this level you are required to demonstrate greater autonomy in completing tasks, organising activities and contributing to decision making.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of sales roles including:

  • Building society manager
  • Contact centre operator
  • Credit manager
  • Customer service assistant/Manager
  • Estate agent
  • Insurance broker
  • Insurance business development manager
  • IT Technical sales specialist
  • Retail assistant/Manager
  • Sales representative/Manager
  • Store owner/Manager
  • Travel agent
  • Vehicle sales executive.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the documents in the centre documents section.

Centres have automatic approval to offer these qualifications if they currently offer the 6819 Level 3 Sales, or the 6849 Level 2 Sales and Telesales.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Level 2

Ideal for you if you are moving up the career ladder or looking to develop some specialist skills.

This level comprises mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Understand how to operate in a sales environment
  • Understand techniques and processes for effective selling
  • Understanding business awareness in sales
  • Principles of presentations and demonstrations in sales.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of sales roles including:

  • Building society manager
  • Contact centre operator
  • Credit manager
  • Customer service assistant/Manager
  • Estate agent
  • Insurance broker
  • Insurance business development manager
  • IT Technical sales specialist
  • Retail assistant/Manager
  • Sales representative/Manager
  • Store owner/Manager
  • Travel agent
  • Vehicle sales executive.

Level 2 in Principles of Sales (7711-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2019 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Sales

  • Accreditation No: 600/0661/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 18 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 131 - 156 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you're progressing in your career and have significant knowledge and experience. At this level you are required to demonstrate greater autonomy in completing tasks, organising activities and contributing to decision-making.

This comprises mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Understand techniques and processes for effective selling
  • Understand the legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in the sales or marketing environment
  • Principles of digital selling campaigns.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of sales roles including:

  • Building society manager
  • Contact centre operator
  • Credit manager
  • Customer service assistant/Manager
  • Estate agent
  • Insurance broker
  • Insurance business development manager
  • IT Technical sales specialist
  • Retail assistant/Manager
  • Sales representative/Manager
  • Store owner/Manager
  • Travel agent
  • Vehicle sales executive.

Level 3 in Principles of Sales (7711-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2019

Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Sales

  • Accreditation No: 600/0667/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 16 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 119 - 141 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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