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Information Technology Apprenticeship at Level 2 at Rochdale Training Association

Course description

Information Technology is all around us and is a central part of our lives. The IT sector is growing all the time and IT skills are becoming more important in every area of the job market.
There are two sides to IT – knowing how it works, and knowing how to use it. In the first category are people who programme computer software, design applications for mobile phones, install networks in offices and fix things when they go wrong.
To get the full benefit of the software and systems these people create, skilled IT users are needed too. They can work in almost any field from arts administration to zoology.
IT skills are a big asset if you want to work in this field, but you do not need to be fluent in html and Java – anyone with a logical mind and problem solving skills can excel in this incredibly fast moving sector.
The demand for IT has never been greater, so developing your skills in this area is one of the best career moves you could make. The skills you learn on your apprenticeship will be valuable wherever there are computers and communications technology…which are just about everywhere.
 

Course content

Information Technology is all around us and is a central part of our lives. The IT sector is growing all the time and IT skills are becoming more important in every area of the job market.
There are two sides to IT – knowing how it works, and knowing how to use it. In the first category are people who programme computer software, design applications for mobile phones, install networks in offices and fix things when they go wrong.
To get the full benefit of the software and systems these people create, skilled IT users are needed too. They can work in almost any field from arts administration to zoology.
IT skills are a big asset if you want to work in this field, but you do not need to be fluent in html and Java – anyone with a logical mind and problem solving skills can excel in this incredibly fast moving sector.
The demand for IT has never been greater, so developing your skills in this area is one of the best career moves you could make. The skills you learn on your apprenticeship will be valuable wherever there are computers and communications technology…which are just about everywhere.
 

Entry requirements

To start this programme, you should ideally have five GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalent

Assessment

Assessment methods are selected to suit learner. They are usually determined by the job role, the area being covered and the learners preferred learning style. Some of the most used methods which may be covered throughout the qualification include: Coaching – either one to one or in a group, Observations in the work place, Professional Discussion between the learner and their tutor about a specific event or part of the job, On-line examinations, Assignments and Knowledge questions.

Other assessment methods that may be used include gathering product evidence to support observations and discussions, getting witness statements from colleagues or a personal statement from the learner about a particular event or situation.  Assessments may also be carried out using One File.

Financial information

Under current legislation all people serving an Apprenticeship must be of employed status.

In financial terms it means they should be paid the minimum rate of pay for Apprentices and contractually employed on a full-time basis.

All training within in the Apprenticeship framework is paid for by Rochdale Training using government funding

Future opportunities

Progression on to higher apprenticeship

Further information

Contact our recruitment team on 01706 631417 for further details

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 May 2016
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