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IT Application Specialist Advanced Apprenticeship at Colchester Institute

Course description

This programme is designed to give the learner 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 Advanced IT Application Specialist Apprenticeship.

Course content

The IT Application Specialist Advanced Apprenticeship course combines developing practical and theoretical skills at College, together with experience gained in the workplace and covers:

IT Application Specialist QCF Level 3 Diploma, core units:
  • Understanding the Potential of IT
  • Improving Productivity using IT
  • Developing Personal and Team Effectiveness

Optional units include:

  • Optimise IT System Performance
  • Using Collaborative Technologies
  • Audio and Video Software
  • Computerised Accounting Software

Students will also undertake Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Functional Skills Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a relevant level 2 qualification, or 5 GCSEs (grades A*- C) including English and maths. Candidates should have a strong interest in the area of ICT and be able to discuss why they wish to do this. Students will need to be committed to their study and be responsible for their own learning.

It will be necessary to attend an interview with the Work Based Learning team and to complete basic skills assessments in literacy and numeracy. Students on this course must be employed in a suitable work placement, where they are using a variety of more complex tasks in IT applications, daily.

Future opportunities

Possible progression to a level 4 qualification.

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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