L4 Apprenticeship Standard
for Junior Management Consultant

This Apprenticeship Standard has been developed in consultation with Skills for Health, The Royal College of Nursing, various NHS Foundation trusts and hospices.

Aims of this qualification

The aim of this Apprenticeship will be to provide you with a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of a Junior Management Consultant. You might be involved in conducting research, analysing and interpreting data or be responsible for organising the logistics of the project. As you develop and progress, you might be involved in contributing to report writing which uses statistical evidence to support recommendations and conclusions or support the creation of slide decks to deliver key messages to clients. You might also become more focused on a particular type of service offering (financial, strategic, operational, etc.) or industry (financial services, public sector, telecommunications etc.).

Job Roles this qualification is suitable for:

Consultant, Junior Manager, Team Leader, Supervisor, Senior Advisor, Data Analyst, Project Manager, Researcher.


You will understand:

  • Business environments
  • Management consultancy business
  • Business finances
  • Project Management
  • Communication skills
  • Team Working Skills
  • Business Analysis
  • Relationship building
  • Personal Management
  • Report writing

On Programme Learning:

It is strongly recommended that on programme assessment of knowledge, skills and behaviour outcomes en-route to the final synoptic end-point assessment takes place. This will be with your allocated Tutor and may be remote or face to face.

The programme consists of the following:

  • Junior Management Consultant Standard
  • Level 3 Diploma in First Line Management
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • End Point Assessment

How is it delivered?

You will be allocated a qualified Tutor to support the full completion of your qualification and prepare you for end point assessment. They will visit you on a regular basis in the workplace to conduct assessments which will be planned with you and your manager; assessment will also be conducted through a blended model of E–Learning and face to face delivery. The Tutor will manage your portfolio of evidence using an online electronic system called Onefile and give you regular updates about progress. You can contact your Tutor in between visits to discuss any aspect of your qualification and will be able to access your portfolio 24/7.

End Point Assessment

An End-Point Assessment will be carried out by staff from an independent End-point assessment provider approved by the Register of Apprenticeship Organisation.

  • The End Point Assessment will test the entire Standard, and be undertaken as follows:
  • A reflective portfolio – guidance will be given by your Tutor for both aspects
  • A presentation and Interview

**As apprentices are likely to be involved in client work, it will be important that any potentially sensitive information (such as a client name) is removed from evidence submitted during both the on-programme and end-point assessments**

The End Point Assessment requires apprentices to demonstrate they have achieved the standard.

It is expected that the apprentice should reflect in detail on five work situations carried out in the last 3 months of their apprenticeship and demonstrate what they did, how they did it and why they acted as they did, together with what they have learned and what they would do differently next time. The five work situations selected for the reflective portfolio should cover the following areas of the apprenticeship standard:

  • 1 x knowledge
  • 1 x skills
  • 1 x behaviours
  • 2 x covering either knowledge, skills, behaviours or a combination of the three

Assessment Gateway

Before the apprentice is adjudged ready to undertake the end-point assessment by their employer and learning provider, they will need to:

  • Complete the Junior Management Consultant Standard
  • Complete Level 3 Diploma in First Line Management
  • Complete a reflective Journal (5 work situations)
  • Complete a Portfolio of evidence
  • Achieve level 2 Functional Skills in Maths & English

The purpose of the end point assessment is to test (in a synoptic way) the skills, knowledge and behaviours of the apprentice as set out in the apprenticeship standard.

End point assessment provides apprentices with a showcase opportunity to provide oral and documentary evidence of their knowledge, skills and behaviours developed throughout the apprenticeship. Enables the independent assessor to assess the skills and behaviours of the apprentice by observing the apprentice in the course of their normal work. Tests the knowledge acquired by the apprentice throughout the apprenticeship.

How long will it take to complete?

The qualification usually takes around 24 months however it is possible to complete earlier depending on existing achievement and individual circumstance- this can be discussed with your Tutor.

Progression routes:

Upon completion of the programme, an apprentice might specialise in a particular type of consultancy or industry or remain more generalist. The skills that are developed often lead to employment in organisations within a certain industry, while some consultants who are established go on to run their own consultancy practices.

We at Pier Training would be very happy to discuss any aspect of this or any other Apprenticeship Qualification you may be interested in.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you.