Apprenticeship in IT - Application Specialists

Summary

This apprenticeship will provide you with the competence, skills and knowledge to work effectively and efficiently with IT systems, communication and productivity tools and software applications.

What are the entry requirements?

These are dependent on the sector and the criteria of some employers, but they are normally:

Apprentice Level 2: A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A – E, grades 9 - 3 or an equivalent qualification.

Advanced Apprentice Level 3: An Apprenticeship at Level 2 or other equivalent qualification

Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4: These are available in some subject areas; but in all instances you will need to be already qualified to Level 3.

What subjects will I study?

Apprentice – Level 2 ITQ Diploma in IT User Skills:
Learners choose from a range of subjects including: improving productivity using IT, multimedia software, using email, desktop publishing software, presentation software, word processing software, understanding the potential of IT, developing personal and team effectiveness using IT, and presentation software.

Advanced Apprentice – Level 3 ITQ Diploma in IT User Skills:
At this level you will be taking more responsibility in the workplace and may be supervising others. The same Level 2 units will be completed but at a higher level.

How will I learn?

An Apprenticeship framework is made up of practical work based training (with your employer), training to support the theory and knowledge of your vocational area and general skill qualifications in maths, English and IT. You will also learn about employee rights and responsibilities, personal, learning and thinking skills and depending on which area of training you undertake, some of this learning may take place in college.

How will I be assessed?

The Apprenticeship is assessed on practical aptitude, a portfolio of work and external assessment. The technical certificate is assessed in your lessons through assignments set by your tutors.Maths and English are assessed by examination and a portfolio of evidence.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Once the Apprenticeship has finished there is the opportunity to carry on working, maybe get promoted or if appropriate, progress onto advanced level apprenticeships. In some instances you can go on to higher education in a college or university.

How long is the course?

They usually take from one to three years to complete.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no specific extra costs, just stationery for study.

Can I get more information?

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