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IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at New College Durham

Course description

This Apprenticeship covers work in a broad range of technologies that help us to use and share information, such as mobile phones, computers, broadband provision and satellite communications. IT and telecoms jobs are no longer just about the technology. All jobs now require you to have good people skills as well as the technical skills you will gain during this programme.

Apprentices have the choice of focusing on either telecoms or IT. Telecoms covers broadband, mobile phones and satellite communications. It's a fast-moving sector, so apprentices should have a keen interest in new technology. Telecoms apprentices will learn things such as customer care, system security, managing software development and basic IT applications.

The IT industry develops computer solutions that help businesses and individuals become more successful in their work. IT professionals serve customers in all types of business. They could be developing software or websites, helping companies set up new systems, or training people to use their IT facilities.

Course content

National Vocational Qualification (NVQ): Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
Technical Certificate: Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
Functional Skills: English Level 2, Mathematics Level 2, ICT Level 2

Entry requirements

There are no academic requirements for this programme but you do need to be working to take the qualification. You also need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course you may be able to progress into a career such as software/web developer, creating software applications and websites, or a software tester, testing applications before they are released.

Related careers
IT business analyst, architect or systems designer Workers in this unit group provide advice on the effective utilisation of IT and design IT systems in order to meet the business objectives or to enhance the business effectiveness of the organisation.
Programmer or software development professional Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.
Web design or development professional Jobholders in this unit group design, develop and maintain websites to meet a client’s specified requirements.
Information technology or telecommunications professional n.e.c. Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 213: Information Technology and Telecommunication Professionals.
IT operations technician IT operations technicians are responsible for the day-to-day running of IT systems and networks including the preparation of back-up systems, and for performing regular checks to ensure the smooth functioning of such systems.
IT user support technician IT user support technicians are responsible for providing technical support, advice and guidance for internal/external users of IT systems and applications, either directly or by telephone, e-mail or other network interaction.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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