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Level 3 IT Telecoms Professional Software Apprenticeship at Leeds City College

Course description

This apprenticeship is for individuals employed in a development or testing role; or employed in a role developing or maintaining websites.

It combines on-the-job training and assessment with day-release at College to complete a Level 3 BTEC qualification.

Course content

In order to achieve a full Apprenticeship you must successfully complete the different parts of the framework over 18 months.

This consists of sector related industry qualifications:

Competence qualification

Level 3 BTEC Diploma in IT Professional Competence

Mandatory Units

  • Develop effectiveness and professionalism
  • Health and safety in ICT
  • Interpersonal and written communication

Technical Optional Units

  • Customer Care
  • Data modelling
  • Creating event driven program
  • Technical fault diagnosis
  • Working with ICT hardware equipment
  • Investigating and defining requirements
  • Managing software development
  • Creating object oriented computer program
  • Creating procedural computer program
  • Quality management of ICT products services
  • Remote support for products and services
  • Security of ICT systems
  • Software installation and upgrade
  • System management
  • System operation
  • Technical advice and guidance
  • Testing ICT systems
  • User profile administration

Knowledge qualification

Level 3 BTEC Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles

BTEC Assignments

  • Software design fundamentals
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Web development
  • Software testing

Functional Skills qualifications

  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in ICT

Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

A rigorous recruitment and selections process is carried out to ensure that the aspiring apprentices are suited to enduring this exciting and challenging route of study. 4 x GCSE at Grade C preferably including English Language, Maths and ICT.

However if you cannot provide evidence of this then you will be required to sit an online assessment test.


A wide range of assessment methods are used both in the classroom environment and workplace. Evidence reflects how you have carried out the process relating to your competence.

For example: The process that you carry out could be recorded in an observation or witness testimony. Products relating to your competence could be minutes of a meeting, e mails, letters, manufacturing instructions, photos and health and safety checks.

Different forms of questioning are carried out on an on-going part of the assessment process.

Future opportunities

Search and apply online for our current vacancies or alternatively you can complete the online application form or e-mail a copy of your cv to the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team.

Contact us on: T: 0113 216 2337 / 0113 308 7918


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: 10 May 2017
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