IT and Software Apprenticeship Level 2

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    Part Time

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    One Year

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    September 2019


Our Level 2 (Intermediate) ICT Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of intermediate ICT techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.

The IT and Telecoms Professionals BTEC Diploma Level 2 Apprenticeship is for those who wish to pursue a career in computing as an introductory technician role.

You will work in a technical role within a workplace for four days and have a day release at college, where you will study a Level 2 Diploma in IT.

What will I do?

During your Level 2 ICT Apprenticeship you will study units including:

  • Developing own effectiveness and professionalism
  • Health and safety
  • Working with ICT hardware and equipment
  • Investigating and defining customer requirements for ICT systems
  • Customer care in ICT
  • Security of ICT systems

The Apprenticeship framework consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as the skills you need if you want to find work in the Computing industry.

These elements are:
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.

English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.

ICT - Level 1 or Level 2 is a requirement of some Apprenticeships unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.

ERR - Employee Rights and Responsibilities, which includes health and safety, equality and diversity as well as employment legislation.

PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, which includes team working, creative thinking and reflective learning.

Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship frameworks include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College.

Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification.

On some frameworks, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.

The entry qualifications for the Level 2 ICT Apprenticeship are five GCSE's at grades D or above (New GCSE grade 3 or above) including English and Maths (or equivalent).

If you’re unsure about meeting the entry requirements an alternative course would be the Information and Creative Technology BTEC First Diploma Level 2.

The ICT Apprenticeship will take you one year to complete. You will study at College for one day a week, and four days with your employer.

As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage.

You will receive a minimum wage of £3.50 per hour within your first year of training from your employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.

In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:
Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.05 per hour.
18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £5.60 per hour.
21 - 24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.05 per hour.
25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £7.50 per hour.

If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248

This course is 80% practice and 20% theory.

You will be assessed through a competency and knowledge based components in the workplace and coursework at College.

With successful completion of the Level 2 ICT Apprenticeship, you could process onto the Level 3 ICT Advanced Apprenticeship, or into employment.

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