Our Level 3 (Advanced) ICT Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of advanced ICT techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.
The IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals Apprenticeship is for those who wish to pursue a career in computing in a technician role.
You will work in a technical role within a workplace for 4 days and have a day release at College studying the Computing Subsidiary Diploma Level 3.
During your Level 3 ICT Apprenticeship you will study units including:
The Apprenticeship framework consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as an appropriate set of skills to operate in their chosen job role.
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 3 ICT Apprenticeship are five GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade 4 or above) including English and Maths (or equivalent)
If you are unsure about meeting the entry requirements an alternative course would be the Networking and Systems Support 90 Credit and Extended Diploma Level 3 or Software Development 90 Credit and Extended Diploma Level 3.
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% practical and 20% theory.
You will be assessed through a competency and knowledge based components in the workplace and coursework at College.
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