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IT Application Specialist Intermediate Apprenticeship at Colchester Institute

Course description

This course is designed to give you the relevant training and education required to work within an IT environment. Learning through practical and theory sessions at College is teamed with work-based experience and training in order to achieve the IT Application Specialist Apprenticeship.

Course content

QCF Level 2 Diploma. Core units:

  • Understanding the Potential of IT
  • Improving Productivity Using IT
  • Developing Personal and Team Effectiveness

Optional units include:

  • Setting Up an IT system
  • IT Communication Fundamentals
  • Using the Internet and Email
  • IT Software Fundamentals

As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills Level 1 in English and maths, and Level 2 in ICT.

Entry requirements

Functional Skills Level 1, or 3 GCSEs (grades A*- C) including English and Maths. Students should have a strong interest in the area of ICT and be able to discuss why they wish to do this. They need to be committed to study and be responsible for their own learning. It is necessary to attend an interview with the Work Based Learning team and complete basic skills assessments in literacy and numeracy. Students on this course are required to be employed in a suitable work placement, where they are using a variety of IT applications, daily.

Future opportunities

Career pathways may include roles such as website technician, data administrator or digital assistant.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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