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IT (Information Technology) Apprenticeship Level 2 at Bolton College

Course description

Our Apprenticeship programmes will give you vital hands-on experience, learning from real life situations, with the guidance of industry professionals. You’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in your chosen career.

This Apprenticeship is designed to provide work-based training, development and new learning opportunities.

Having the ability to use IT effectively will give you the opportunity to look for work in many different environments.

The course is a great way to build on your skills and gain a recognised qualification whilst also earning a salary. Plus, 90% of apprentices stay in employment after finishing their Apprenticeship!*

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What you'll learn

Units include:

  • Improving Productivity Using IT
  • Using Email
  • Bespoke Software
  • Using the Internet
  • Set Up an IT System
  • Optimise IT System Performance
  • Personal Information Management Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Word Processing Software
  • Data Management Software

We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career.

Entry requirements

To complete an Apprenticeship you’ll need enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector. You will also need an employer who is willing to support you throughout your training. If you have not found one, we can help you with your search.

We’d like to see a proven track record of very good attendance at work/school, along with a good reference from school/a previous employer. We also ask that you have a satisfactory level of English and maths.


You’ll be assessed flexibly, both in the workplace and at College, through oral/written questions, assignments and practical work.  We’ll also ask you to compile a portfolio of practical work to provide evidence of what you have learned.

Financial information

If you are aged 16 to 18, 100% of your Apprenticeship’s training costs will be funded by the Government. For further information please visit

Alternatively you can contact Bolton College by calling 01204 482 181/195 or by emailing

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress onto full-time employment, professional job-specific qualifications, Higher Apprenticeships or a degree programme.

Following further study you could work as:

  • An IT Support Technician and earn between £18,000 and £22,000 a year, depending on experience.
  • A Network Manager, earning between £22,000 and £70,000 a year, depending on experience and company size.
  • An IT Project Manager, earning between £25,000 and £70,000 a year.

Further information

Our £75 million campus offers:

  • A fitness suite and sports hall
  • Apple Mac suites
  • Libraries
  • A theatre and dance studios
  • A café selling Costa coffee
  • Wella-approved hair salons

Number 1 for Achievement Rates

We’re the number one General FE and Tertiary College for 16-18 achievement rates in Greater Manchester.

Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’

Ofsted also agrees; in February we were inspected and graded 2 for ‘Good’. Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.


The College will support you throughout your time here. In College, you will receive personal support from your tutor; out of College, you will have your own personal Assessor, who will visit you in the workplace.

During their recent visit in February 2017, Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “well targeted information, advice and careers guidance, which meets individual needs and enables learners to make informed choices about the next steps in their learning and career”.

Open Events

Discover what Bolton College can do for you by attending one of our Young People’s Open Events at our Deane Road campus.

Thursday 12th October 2017, 4.30pm - 8pm

Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 4.30pm - 8pm

Wednesday 7th February 2018, 4.30pm - 8pm

Futures4Me Event

Thursday 28th September 2017, 3.30pm – 7pm


Disclaimer: The Government is currently introducing positive Apprenticeship reform with the creation of Employer Trailblazer Groups, who are developing new Apprenticeship standards. As such, Apprenticeship qualifications may be subject to change.

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: 23 September 2017
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