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IT Application Specialist Level 2 Apprenticeship at Northumberland College

Course description

This programme is for learners who are employed in a role where they are using software applications to produce or edit content. This could be as an office/business administrator or a web designer. Individuals who are new to the industry and require a complete training package would normally follow the traditional Apprenticeship route. This usually comprises of some training at College and some training and assessment in the work place.

Course content

You will be able to choose to follow a particular route way including Applications (Mircrosoft Office/Web) or social media. Ideal if you work in an office environment using a computer and want to gain a recognised qualification for your IT skills.

Entry requirements

You should have two GCSEs at Grade D or above including English and Maths or a relevant Level 1 qualification and be employed in an office environment.


Throughout the Apprenticeship as skills and knowledge are developed and evidence of this gathered, progress will be assessed by the course team. Evidence may be gathered in many different ways including: * Written * Research * Practical activity * Group work * Discussion * Observation of activity * Photographs * Witness statements * And a variety of other methods Additional work based assessments will be carried out by our ICT Work Based Assessor.

Future opportunities

Typically an apprentice will enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship directly from education or from an existing role in the sector. Having completed a Level 2 Apprenticeship, apprentices may then progress on to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or continue to work and undertake a range of professional job-specific qualifications and training. While it is not mandatory for an apprentice to achieve an intermediate Apprenticeship prior to embarking upon the Advanced Apprenticeship programme, it may be beneficial in some cases to begin at level 2 as some of the fundaments of an IT business and core technical skills need to be learned at a basic level before more advanced IT skills and techniques can be effectively applied in the workplace. Progression to the Level 3 would be recommended to enable the achievement of further nationally recognised qualifications and software training, whilst remaining in employment. Alternatively, apprentices may elect to return to full-time education, and to complete A-Levels, the IT Diploma, BTECs or an equivalent qualification.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.