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.
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.
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