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IT & Telecoms Intermediate Apprenticeship at West Herts College

Course description

The IT industry develops computer solutions that help businesses and individuals become more successful in their work. IT professionals serve customers in all types of business.

They could be developing software or websites, helping companies set up new systems, or training people to use their IT facilities. IT apprentices will study software installation, communication skills and technical fault diagnosis, and gain an IT qualification from a recognised group such as Microsoft or CompTIA.

Course content

You will gain skills and knowledge to work effectively and efficiently with IT systems, communications and productivity tools and applications in a range of job roles and industry sectors.

Examples of subject areas include:

Understanding the potential of IT Developing personal and team effectiveness using IT Setting up an IT system Using collaborative technologies Database software Design software IT software fundamentals

The qualification is achieved by gaining practical experience at work. You will also be required to achieve Level 2 awards in English, maths and ICT and complete a workbook relating to employment rights and responsibilities.

Entry requirements

Employment at a suitable level - most employers ask for GCSEs in English and maths, but may have additional specific requirements.

Future opportunities

Following the successful completion of your course you can progress to an advanced apprenticeship in IT or you can join the industry. This apprenticeship could lead to a broad range of IT careers such as support technician, website administrator, helpdesk professional or field operations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Herts College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2016
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