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IT Application Specialist Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at New College Durham

Course description

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 is designed to support employers in closing the IT Application skills gaps in their organisations. The framework includes a balance of content in technical, business and interpersonal areas, designed to ensure apprentices have an appropriate set of IT skills to operate in their specific chosen job role.

The technical content includes units for setting up and using IT systems; system and personal security; using internet, email and collaborative software; configuring and using operating systems and mobile devices; using office applications, using multimedia, video, audio and website software and using accounting and project management software.

All apprentices build the competences to plan, select and use appropriate IT tools and applications for the task and develop approaches to improve personal effectiveness and business productivity using IT.

Course content

This Apprenticeship Framework is made up of various components, which include: •

  • NVQ - this is achieved through a portfolio of evidence gained from carrying out your day to day activities in the workplace. You will be supported by a College Assessor who will help you gather this evidence and work with you to produce the portfolio. •
  • Technical Certificate - this is the qualification you will complete by attending College on a day release basis. The content will provide you with the practical training and theory you need to carry out your job at work. •
  • Functional Skills - you may need to complete a Functional Skill Level 2 qualification in English, Maths and ICT.  However, depending upon your GCSE grades this may not be necessary. •

While attending College you will also complete other aspects of the Apprenticeship Framework. The Level 3 Apprenticeship normally lasts two years, but an exact course duration will be agreed with you at the beginning of the programme. There will be no fee to you as an Apprentice. However, there will be a fee to your employer. You will be required to provide a portfolio, which will include evidence of written projects and assessments. Evidence from your workplace may include photographs of your work and/or signed testimonies from your employer or supervisor.

Entry requirements

Those who have undertaken an Intermediate Apprenticeship for IT, Web, Software and Telecoms Professionals, or an equivalent Level 2 IT qualification.

Future opportunities

Higher Apprenticeship for IT, Web, Software and Telecoms Professionals.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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