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IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professional 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

• Employment, for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with training in the workplace • Assessor visits in the workplace every 3 – 4 weeks • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 dependent on current qualifications and Apprenticeship Level applied for • Employment Rights and Responsibilities • Technical Certificate. 

The apprenticeship programme for IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals is flexible enough to accommodate almost any IT job role, including: • Technical Support • Software and Web Developer • Database Administrator • Telecoms Engineer • Network Planner 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.

The technical content of both the Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeship includes units for: • Software Development • Web Development • Technical Support • Telecommunications • Databases In addition to generic units the apprenticeship contains ‘vendor’ and industry recognised content from Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, VM Ware and CompTIA.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-D including English or maths OR a Level 1 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

On completion of this course you will receive Level 2 or 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence, Level 2 or 3 Diploma in ICT Systems Support and Functional Skills.

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


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 Year
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