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IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals Advanced Apprenticeship at Bromley College of Further & Higher Education

Course description

The Apprenticeship programme combines skills and knowledge with employment in an IT role, meaning that apprentices are paid throughout the programme.

Apprentices can apply and improve their skills in the workplace to complement the instructor-led learning.


Course content

As part of this Advanced Apprenticeship, the apprentices will complete the following qualifications:

  • Professionally recognised  examinations
  • NVQ vocational evidence based qualification
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
  • Functional Sills (where appropriate)
  • Apprentice learning Log.

Entry requirements

There are no entry conditions for this Apprenticeship framework.

However, employers would value achievement of the Level 2 IT Diploma (for 14-19 year olds) or one of the listed Knowledge Qualifications for the Intermediate Apprenticeship framework.

Many employers require good (A*-C) GCSE passes in English and Maths in order to enter an Advanced Apprenticeship, and a Level 3 qualification (such as A Level or BTEC National) in order to start the Higher Apprenticeship.

Prospective apprentices who have achieved a GCSE grade A*-C in Maths and English will be exempt from completing the corresponding Key Skills or Functional Skills, if these were gained within 5 years of beginning the Apprenticeship programme.


The mandatory units from the competence qualification must be assessed in the workplace, and wherever possible, it is recommended that optional units should also be assessed in this context.

The knowledge component (or technical certificate) will generally be taught in an off-the-job setting and assessed using assignments or tests in order to ensure the apprentice has gained the underpinning theory and principles required for the role.

Financial information

To enrol onto this Advanced Apprenticeship, potential apprentices will need a contract of employment, working  in a relevant IT role for at least 30 hours a week and also be paid the National Apprenticeship minimum wage or above (£2.68 per hour).

Future opportunities

Job roles suitable for

This Apprenticeship framework provides the skills, knowledge and competence required in a wide range of job roles such as: IT Technical Support, Software Developer, Web Developer, Database Administrator, Telecoms Engineer, Network Planner.

Further information

Apprenticeships are now seen as valuable as degrees, combining both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace and your chosen career.  Some of the main benefits for apprentices include:

  • Earn a salary
  • Receive on the job training
  • Gain a national recognised and industry standard qualification
  • Learn job specific skills
  • Get paid holidays
  • Great prospects

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bromley College of Further & Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 10 February 2016
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