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IT Professional Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

The IT Professional Intermediate Level Apprenticeship is designed to train and develop IT Professionals employed in a broad range of roles providing IT services. Ideal for those looking to work, or starting out as a systems analyst, system support technician, web designer or software developer. As well as covering basic hardware and software, the programme includes concepts such as networking, IT security and systems analysis and design.  Emphasis is also placed on the ability of the learner to communicate and provide excellent customer service.

Apprenticeships are made up of framework of qualifications and training based on testing competency and developing practical, occupational and transferable skills.

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (PROCOM) (QCF)

Mandatory Units
• Develop own effectiveness and professionalism
• Health and Safety in ICT at Level 1

Choose from a range of optional units to enhance your learning experience and tailor the programme to your individual training needs.

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in IT Systems and Principles for Apprentices (QCF)

This qualification is delivered on day-release which includes Cisco IT Essentials, IT Security and Networking.

• Functional Skills in Maths Level 1, English Level 1 and ICT Level 1
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities workbook
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

Although there is no minimum entry requirement for this course, all apprentices should be aware that there is a significant amount of learning involved in the programme, including technical training and, in most cases, personal study will be required. Previous qualifications in IT, Engineering, Science or Maths may be an advantage but are not required by all employers.A suitable role for this framework would involve supporting others with their IT needs.  This could include IT User Support, Database Assistants & Clerks, Computer Engineers, IT Operations Technicians and Software Professionals, but there are many roles that could be considered suitable.


This programme is delivered with a mixture of day-release and visits from your assessor at your place of work.  Day-release takes place 1 day each week during term-time.  Credit will be given for those with prior experience, knowledge and qualifications, which can cut down on the amount of day-release needed to complete this programme.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to

Future opportunities

This programme provides an excellent start to a career in IT offering a good grounding and more in practical and people skills. Progression follows naturally onto our IT Professional Advanced Apprenticeship. Other potential routes could be further education or another suitable Level 3 work-based qualification.

Further information

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

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: 05 September 2018
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    • Information and Advice Team
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