We work directly with businesses and organisations to deliver tailored apprenticeship programmes that are designed exclusively for the financial, professional and insurance sectors.


AlphaQ delivers programmes that prepare your apprenticeships for the future. Using the Apprenticeship Levy as the backbone for learning, we design and develop our training in line with your employee development agenda.

Maximising your apprenticeship levy fund

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Find out how you can make the most of your apprenticeship levy fund to develop your early careers strategy for 2021 and beyond.

why choose us?

We’re a government recognised provider of apprenticeship training and have remained a trusted partner in Early Careers Development and Leadership Development to several Fortune 500 firms across the globe.

Since 2003, we’ve been delivering end-to-end apprenticeship and management solutions, working with you to maximise the government funding available for your new and existing employees.

Our training solutions are designed exclusively for the financial, professional and insurance sectors to ensure each learner receives the training and knowledge they need to grow within the industry.

In 2020, we successfully delivered online training solutions to over 10,000 learners as efficiently as we would have if they were in-class.


  • Apprenticeships are 100% government funded
  • Apprenticeship funding can be used to train existing or new employees
  • Use apprenticeships to develop the skilled workforce you need to achieve your corporate objectives
  • Course duration is 12 months +
  • Most courses give your employees an industry accredited qualification and put them on a path to being professionally recognised
  • Improved employee retention rate is a direct benefit of apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeships  can be used as a progression route for your graduate programme

Most financial services firms are not
using the full amount of their levy pot
and this is lost after two years.

AlphaQ can help you implement
a programme to effectively utilise
this funding.


We believe the key to a successful apprenticeship programme is achieving an appropriate balance between knowledge-exchange, action and reflection, and alignment between the needs and wants of the individual and those in the organisation.

We don’t just offer you an apprenticeship programme, we support you in setting it up. We work with you from the initial consultation to identify your training needs and put a solution in place to achieve your corporate objectives.

Unlike other training providers, our programmes can be tailored to you and your business development needs.


Understand the training requirements of the organisation and identify skills gaps.


We design an initial plan for your apprenticeships that will help develop their workforce skills.


We work with you to plan apprenticeship training start dates and identify participants whether they’re new or existing employees.


Here, were help you to promote internally and set up systems and processes.

Did you know…

You can use government funding to invest in and upskill existing employees?

Many business professionals fail to use the government funding available to their advantage. In fact, research has proven that upskilling employees leads to employee retention and satisfaction as well as increased productivity.


From an extensive review of apprenticeship programmes across the country, we believe that a successful apprenticeship programme is dependant on the configuration of 6 key principles:

  • The programme should be concurrent and integrated
  • The programme should leverage work and life experience
  • The key to learning is thoughtful reflection
  • The programme should result in organisational transformation
  • The programme must be an interactive process and serve as a catalyst for change
  • Every aspect on the programme must facilitate learning

We deliver the following apprenticeship programmes and qualifications that are funded by the government:

Team Leader/Supervisor3£4,50014 monthsCMI Diploma
Operations/Departmental Manager5£7,00024 monthsCMI Chartered Manager
Investment Operations Technician3£9,00016 monthsCISI IOC
Investment Operations Specialist4£9,00016 monthsCISI IOC or IMC
Insurance Practitioner3£7,00012-18 monthsCert CII
IS Business Analyst4£18,00015-18 monthsBCS International Diploma in Business Analysis
Data Analyst4£15,00015-18 monthsBCS L4 Cert in Data Analysis Tools /BCS L4
Cert in Data Analysis Concepts
Cyber Security Technologist4£18,00018 monthsBCS SFIAplus L3
Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist6£25,00036 monthsIntegrated Degree
Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist7£21,00018 monthsIntegrated Degree


Our work-based training programmes are made up of the following elements to ensure each individual is able to leverage work and life experiences that result in organisational transformation:

Coaching sessions

Each apprentice has his or her own Skills Coach throughout the programme to help them on the learning journey.

Work-based mentors

The mentor is normally the line manager and will assist the apprentice by giving him or her an opportunity to apply everything learnt as part of the apprenticeship.

SME presentations

We work with you to find internal subject matter experts, or external guest speakers to complement the training progamme and ensure it develops the business skills that you need.

Building a portfolio of CPD activities

The apprentices will build a portfolio of evidence over the course of the programme to demonstrate the skills that have been acquired.


The programme can include webinars to complement the training programme and contextualise everything that has been learnt from your organisation's perspective.

Online learning

Where appropriate, the training programme will include access to a library of e-learning content to complement the classroom workshops and allow participants to acquire knowledge at their own pace.


The workshops are an opportunity to deliver the knowledge specified in the apprenticeship. The exact number and duration will depend on your requirements and the exams or knowledge modules specified in the standard.

Shadowing work colleagues

Learning new skills by shadowing work colleagues can count towards the "off the job" training requirement of the apprenticeship.

Attending conferences and events

Attending industry events can count towards the "off the job" training requirement of the apprenticeship.

Reflective journal

The apprentice will record his or her learning journey as part of the portfolio of evidence to show how learning has been applied in the workplace.


Assignments may be formal and relate to a qualification or may be informally set to help apprentices demonstrate their understanding.


Find out how Alpha Development can support you in ensuring your apprentices have an extensive and well-informed learning experience that can can be applied within the real world of financial markets. Fill out the form below or contact [email protected].

Note: We work directly with businesses that want to train a group of their employees. If you are an individual, please speak to your HR or Learning and Development team about training with Alpha Development.


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