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Computing Level 2 Apprentice at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

The aim of an apprenticeship is to prepare you for full time employment. You will have the opportunity to gain industry recognised qualification’s and work experience, which may lead to a full time job.

On an apprenticeship you will be an employee and earn a wage. You will work alongside experienced staff in your workplace to gain job-specific skills. You will attend off the job training at College on a day-release basis. Minimum salary is £3.30 however, many apprentices earn significantly more

Course content

Level 2 is ideal for those starting out as, a systems analyst, system support technician, web designer or software developer.

The qualifications are made up of some compulsory units of essential skills plus a wide range of optional units that will be selected to meet the specific job role.

These may include:
- Software development
- Networking
- Hardware
- Web development
- Data analysis
- Software design
- IT User
- Cisco

Entry requirements

GSCEs in English and maths at C or above, or equivalent. A GCSE in IT is desirable.


You will be assessed on your practical abilities in your workplace. Workplace assessments may be observations, professional discussions, interviews or inspections of your work. You will also be required to complete assignments and projects and answer written questions. Some course units are assessed by examinations.

Future opportunities

Level 3
Code: ZPB41801OCAP
Title: Computing Level 3 Apprentice
Level 4
Code: ZPC41801OCAP
Title: Higher Apprenticeship in Computing

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of ICT roles including:
- Database administrator
- Internet/Web professional
- IT Product developer
- IT Technical sales specialist
- IT Trainer
- Multimedia designer
- Network manager
- Office equipment service technician
- Software developer/Programmer
- Systems analyst
- Telecommunications technician.

Further information

The level 2 Computing Apprenticeship takes around 14 months to complete, but this will depend your individual ability, prior qualifications and the employer’s training requirements.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016
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