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IT Application Specialist Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

As an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds; you will earn a salary and gain real experience in the workplace with your employer as well as working towards a nationally recognised NVQ and other qualifications.

Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focussed and know which career path they want to follow. They offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time study.

This programme is aimed at people who are employed, or are seeking employment. You will need to be 16 years of age or over. Apprenticeships are available at level 2 and level 3. 

Course content

The apprenticeship is made up of qualifications and learning that will provide apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to become competent in their chosen job role.

Both levels of apprenticeship are achieved with the completion of mandatory units and optional units to the required level, a sample of which have been added below.

• Improving Productivity Using IT • Understanding the potential of IT • Developing Personal and Team Effectiveness Using IT • Audio Software • Collaborative Technologies • Computer Security and Privacy • Design Software or Imaging Software

 Desktop Publishing Software • IT Communication/IT Software or IT User Fundamentals • Optimise System Performance • Setting Up IT Systems • Specialist Software or Bespoke Software • Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database & Presentation Software • Using Email • Using Mobile IT Devices • Using the Internet • Website Software

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and maths OR a Level 2 related qualification. Relevant work experience will also be considered Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.


This course is continuously assessed in the workplace by portfolio building, on the job assessment, presentations and some exams. 

Financial information

Apprenticeship training is currently fully funded; however this is subject to change. 

Further information

Once you have gained employment you could start this programme at any time of the year. 

On completion of this course you will receive NVQ Level 2 or 3 in IT User Skills and Functional Skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
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