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Computing & IT Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals Apprenticeship at Furness College

Course description

This Apprenticeship covers work in a broad range of digital technologies that help us use and share information, such as mobile phones, computers, broadband provision, and satellite communications.

Course content

Apprentice – Level 2 ICT Professional Competence Diploma
Learners choose from a range of subjects including: computer games development, creating a procedural, an object orientated and an event driven computer program, customer care in ICT, data modelling, system management, technical fault diagnosis and IT user fundamentals.

Advanced Apprentice – Level 3 ITQ Diploma in IT User Skills:
At this level you will be taking more responsibility in the workplace and may be supervising others. The same Level 2 units will be completed but at a higher level.

Entry requirements

These are dependent on the sector and the criteria of some employers, but they are normally:

Apprentice Level 2: A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A – E or an equivalent qualification.

Advanced Apprentice Level 3: An Apprenticeship at Level 2 or other equivalent qualification.


The Apprenticeship is assessed on practical aptitude, a portfolio of work and external assessment. The technical certificate is assessed in your lessons through assignments set by your tutors. Maths and English are assessed by examination and a portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

There are no specific extra costs, just stationery for study.

Future opportunities

Once the Apprenticeship has finished there is the opportunity to carry on working, maybe get promoted or if appropriate, progress onto advanced level apprenticeships. In some instances you can go on to higher education in a college or university.

Further information

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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