How to progress with Training Courses

How to progress with Training Courses

Oracle Training can provide you or your business with various training services; such as government funded apprenticeships, supportive traineeships and flexible, bespoke training courses in various sectors.

These training courses can help individuals to start out in their dream career, they can allow businesses to progress their employees throughout a sector or they can just be an additional qualification to improve upon existing skills and abilities. Whatever the purpose, these courses all provide value to businesses and individuals and expand your options for progression.

Training courses are not limited to age groups and as Oracle’s courses can be tailored around your current job role and any other commitments you have, you can start a training course at any stage of your career too. Often, people will complete a training course just to have an additional qualification which could be useful within their sector for example becoming a Safeguarding officer within a role in education, however a training course can also be the first step within a new career such as Customer Service or Management.

Teaching and Assessment

Starting Point: Level 3 Award in Education and Training

This is an introduction for those who would like to or currently work in FE Colleges, with Independent Training Providers and/or Local Authorities. 

Progression: Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

This prepares trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts.

Assessor / Verifier

Starting Point: Level 3 Award in Assessing Occupational Competence in the Work Environment or the Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

These awards depend on whether you’re working or looking to work in a classroom environment or a workplace.

Progression: Highfield’s Level 4 Qualifications in Quality Assurance

Highfield have a range of Level 4 qualifications as options for progression, allowing the learner to expand their skills as an assessor even further.

Starting Point: Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice or the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

These courses are intended for those already either maintaining and improving quality from within an assessment centre, or those who lead a team of internal quality assurance staff.

Progression: Highfield’s IQA Qualifications or the Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

These progression options then allow learners to expand their skills in this area even further. 


Starting Point: Level 3 Diploma in Management

This allows individuals to develop the knowledge to underpin competence in roles such as Section Manager, Assistant Manager, Senior Supervisor and more

Progression: Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership or the BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership

These options can introduce learners to strategic management concepts, preparing them for higher qualifications and more senior roles. Higher qualifications can include Diplomas at Level 7.

Safeguarding & Prevent

Starting Point: Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

This qualification is an opportunity for anyone responsible for the safeguarding of people and for helping prevent radicalisation.

Progression: Safeguarding is applicable to every industry, however if this is for those working with children and young people, an option for progression could be to complete a qualification in Education and Training.

Advice & Guidance

Starting Point: Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance

This course is useful for those working directly with clients in organisations providing advice and guidance services such as schools, charitable and voluntary services, health and social care environments and more.

Progression: After completing this course, and receiving this certificate, learners are able to progress further and complete higher level Advice and Guidance qualifications, or alternatively expand into other sectors and complete a Safeguarding course as they could be working with children, young people, families or vulnerable people in their role.

Customer Service

Starting Point: Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service

This training course can be a starting point for those who work in, or want to work in customer service roles such as Customer Service Advisor, Customer Service Operator, Call Centre Advisor, Help Desk Operative and Service Agent

Progression: Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service

From this qualification, learners are able to progress to higher customer service roles while gaining skills and knowledge in this sector. They can then progress even further from this to a higher customer service course such as Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service or even a management qualification if the individual identifies their skills lie in managing teams or organisation of projects and campaigns.

All of these training courses can therefore be the starting point for a career or just an additional qualification to expand your skill set and open up new opportunities from the industry you’re already in.

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