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Relationship Manager (Banking)

Level 6 Apprenticeship


The Relationship Manager (Banking) Higher Apprenticeship programme supports individuals to acquire the skills and knowledge to provide products and services to a portfolio of bank customers. Through a blend of work-based learning and specialised banking education, the apprenticeship leads to our Chartered Associateship designation, via either our degree pathway or professional qualification route.

This apprenticeship has been developed by a group of employers, in liaison with The London Institute of Banking & Finance, as well as other professional bodies and higher education providers.

Apprenticeship routes

  • BSc (Hons) Banking Practice and Management and Chartered Associateship (degree route)
  • Chartered Associateship (professional qualification route)

Relationship Manager (Banking) Apprenticeship Programme Details

To secure an apprenticeship, it is necessary to apply for a position with one of our partner employers.

BSc (Hons) Banking Practice and Management with Chartered Associateship status.

The course is delivered over a minimum of three years.

Delivery method
This is dependent on the individual employer but would typically involve a mix of online distance learning and face-to-face block workshops taking place at our City of London campus for four to five days each term.

Assessments range from reports, projects, case studies, essays, blogs, online assessment and closed-book examinations. The assessments are designed to be as authentic as possible to the kind of tasks that apprentices may be expected to undertake in your workplace.

Building on the work-based learning element of the degree, apprentices will also be expected to undertake an independent end-point assessment in order to achieve completion of the apprenticeship programme.  This includes a work-based project, a portfolio of evidence, a presentation and a panel interview.

Barclays Relationship Management Higher Apprenticeship

Next start date
September 2018

Entry requirements
80 UCAS points (or predicted) 2017 onwards or 200 UCAS points pre-2017 or at least 12 months’ work experience.

For further information on how to apply or the Barclays Relationship Management Higher Apprenticeship itself, visit Barclays career website.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To meet the Government’s agenda and drive the increase in the number and quality of apprenticeships, the levy was introduced in April 2017 and is the biggest change to impact on the apprenticeship landscape.  The levy gives you control of your training and is creating employment opportunities nationwide. 

If you are an employer with an annual PAYE bill of over £3 million, you must pay a levy of 0.5%; this is taken on a monthly basis by HMRC and transferred into an employer’s account with the Digital Apprenticeship Service, topped up by the Government. 

The levy ‘pot’ can only be used to fund the training and assessment of apprenticeships (not the wages of apprentices) in England, with each apprenticeship standard sitting under one of 15 funding bands or caps, ranging from £1,500 to £27,000. Digital accounts are accessed online and used by employers to ‘purchase’ training programmes from a list of recognised providers, recorded in the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.  Levy payments expire after 24 months unless they are spent on approved apprenticeship schemes. In the event that there are insufficient funds in your digital account to cover the full cost of apprenticeship training and assessment, the government helps meet 90% of the additional costs.

Let’s assume that you have an annual pay bill of £8,000,000.

  1. Your levy sum will be 0.5% x £8,000,000 i.e. £40,000.
  2. All employers receive an allowance of £15,000 from the Government to ‘offset’ against payment of the levy.
  3. Your annual levy payment will, therefore, be £40,000 less £15,000 i.e. £25,000.
  4. In England, the Government provides a 10% ‘top up’ to an organisation’s monthly levy contributions, so for every £1 paid in, a business has £1.10 to spend.

In fact, less than 2 per cent of UK employers pay the levy. So, if your pay bill is less than £3m per year, you will not pay the levy.  In this case, at least 90 per cent of your apprenticeship training and assessment costs in England will be paid for by the Government. The Government will then ask you to make a 10 per cent cash contribution to the cost, paid directly to the training provider, with the Government covering the remainder (up to the maximum agreed funding band).

Apprenticeships are open to both existing staff and new recruits. An apprentice must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, and be eligible to live and work in the UK.

There are several ways in which you can recruit a new apprentice to your organisation.  You could advertise through the same media that you’d use to find other employees, as well as using specialist apprenticeship websites. You could also try contacting your local schools or colleges, and we can support you to identify school outreach channels. 


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