What you'll learn

This Apprenticeship framework provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to become an IT, Software, Web or Telecoms Professional in a wide range of job roles such as: IT Technical Support Software Developer Web Developer Database Administrator Telecoms Engineer Network Planner The Apprenticeship programme combines skills and knowledge with employment in an IT or Telecoms role, meaning that apprentices are paid throughout the programme. Apprentices can apply and improve their skills in the workplace to complement the instructor-led learning.

Ideal if

An Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It allows the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for their immediate job and future career. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off the job training and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. This broader mix differentiates the Apprenticeship experience from training delivered to meet narrowly focused job needs.

On completion of the Apprenticeship the apprentice must be able to undertake the full range of duties, in the range of circumstances appropriate to the job, confidently and competently to the standard set by the industry.

What to expect

The apprenticeship is made up of qualifications and learning that will provide apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to become competent in their chosen job role. The framework includes a balance of content in technical, business and interpersonal areas, designed to ensure apprentices have an appropriate set of skills to operate in today’s IT & Telecoms job roles. The technical content includes units for Software Development, Web Development, Technical Support, Telecommunications and Databases. In addition the apprenticeship supports ‘vendor’ and industry recognised content from organisations such as Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, VM Ware and CompTIA.

The knowledge component (or technical certificate) will be taught in an off-the-job setting.

What next

This qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of ICT roles including:

  • Database administrator
  • Internet/Web professional
  • IT Product developer
  • IT Technical sales specialist
  • IT Trainer
  • Multimedia designer
  • Network manager
  • Office equipment service technician
  • Software developer/Programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Telecommunications technician.


This qualification is only available as an apprenticeship

Enrolment Form

The Apprentice must meet any course specific entry requirements – for more information please contact the relevant Curriculum Department.
The Apprentice must be in paid employment for at least 30 hours a week - unless otherwise agreed with Achievement Training in advance.
Apprentices cannot be self-employed however can be employed with a zero hour contract.
The Apprentice must be a UK or EU citizen or have a legal right to be in UK and have been a resident for the three years preceding your course start date. If you are the spouse or dependant of an EU citizen, you may also be entitled to funding, please contact us for more information.
The Apprentice must not be currently undertaking another Apprenticeship programme.
All Apprentices must spend at least 50% of their working hours in England.


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Your Address

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Have you previously undertaken an Apprenticeship at the same or higher level?

If Yes, have you changed job roles since your last Apprenticeship?
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If the Apprenticeship is being implemented on an existing job role please identify the significant new knowledge and skills required (please put NA if Not Applicable)

What was your employment status prior to this Apprenticeship?

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12 Months