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Information Technology Apprenticeship at Oldham College Apprenticeships

Course description

The Apprenticeship in IT will help you develop the skills you need for your job, from supporting colleagues in finance to processing account details more efficiently, helping stock controllers in merchandise or helping to develop a company computer system. You will learn how to operate hardware and software, IT systems and networks. Available as an Apprenticeship at Level 2 or an Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3.

Course content

The ICT Digital sector is vital to the economy as a direct creator of new jobs and economic growth. It also enables the population and businesses to communicate, share information, trade and manage their lives. ICT professionals with the right skills are always in demand in this fast moving and dynamic sector. In addition, ICT professionals are employed across all other sectors as ICT is used by almost all businesses. Employers are particularly interested in people with problem solving skills, who are strong communicators and have the ability to work in teams.

You will learn how to operate computer hardware and software, IT systems and networks.



  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate in ICT systems and Principles
  • Functional Skills Certificates in English, Maths and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (unless already accredited).
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities


Entry requirements

Ideally GCSE Grade A-D. However, individuals can take an initial Assessment to ensure they are working at the correct level.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-23 the Skills Funding Agency will fund the cost of the training. 
If you are aged 24+ an employer contribution would be required

Future opportunities

On completion of the level 2, you can progress onto the level 3 apprenticeship. After that you can either go into full time employment or onto University to get a Degree.  

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: 22 November 2018

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