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IT Professionals Advanced Level Apprenticeship at Wirral Metropolitan College

Course description

This Apprenticeship programme is designed for new entrants to a role in the IT & Telecomssector, and to provide progression and re-skilling routes for existing IT Professionals.

Apprentices can work in areas such as:

  • Software & Web Development
  • Technical Support
  • Telecommunications
  • IT Project Management

Course content

This course is designed to prepare learners for employment in the IT and Telecoms sector and is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area of work within the IT and Telecoms industry.

Competence Element: Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals -

Total of 72 credits consisting of

  • Mandatory units (12 credits) Personal Effectiveness and Health and Safety
  • Optional units suited to your field of work ( 60 credits).

Knowledge Element:BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT -

  • 6 units studied over a period of one year attending college one day per week.

Functional Skills: Functional Maths Level 2

Functional English Level 2

Functional ICT Level 2

Personal Learning & Thinking Skills: Mapped to Competence qualification

Entry requirements

Apprentices must be in paid employment of at least 30 hours a week.

Candidates who already have a qualification at Level 4 or higher are not eligible.

Applicants will have achieved 5 GCSEs at grade C or above.

If English is not your first language, you may need an English Language assessment before enrolling on this course.

Future opportunities

Career progression including increased responsibility in the workplace and progression to further vocational study in their chosen sector, e.g. Foundation Degree, HNC or HND.

Further information

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 May 2016
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