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Professional Competence for IT, WEB & Telecom Professionals Level 3 Apprenticeships at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Aims of the programme: Training an apprentice is a great way to mould individuals into the perfect employee for your business. Whether training a new or existing member of staff, you have the ability to shape the development of an apprentice so that they understand the unique requirements of your business. Apprenticeships allow 16+ year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within college by day release. The IT Practitioner route provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to become an IT, Software, Web or Telecoms Professional in a wide range of job roles such as: IT Technical Support Software Developer Telecoms Engineer Web Developer

Course content

Apprenticeship Framework & Pathway FR03548 – The Tech Partnership Competence: C2 – L3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT, WEB & Telecoms Professionals Knowledge: K4 – BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in IT Areas to be covered: Level 3 - NVQ Competence Units Mandatory Units: Health and Safety in ICT Personal and professional effectiveness Optional Units include: Remote Support for Products and Services Providing Technical Advice and Guidance Working with ICT Hardware and Equipment Software development Website Production Creating a Procedural Program

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this framework, however some employers require good (A-C) GCSE passes in English and Maths. The selection process includes an Initial Assessment and an interview during which suitability and ability to work as part of a team is determined. Applicants preferably should have attained GCSE C grade or equivalent qualifications in English, Maths and ICT. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


The NVQ is assessed through work-based evidence compiled as a portfolio. The Technical Certificate is assessed through criteria based assignments Functional Skills are assessed using paper-based and on-line tests. Qualification to be awarded on successful completion. At the end of the programme apprentices will have achieved the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT, WEB & Telecom Professionals, the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in IT and Functional Skills L2 Certificates in English, Maths & ICT.

Future opportunities

On completion of the Apprenticeship at level 3 with support and opportunities in the workplace, apprentices can progress onto: Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in IT Further or Higher Education to undertake business related or other qualifications, including Foundation Degrees in Computing

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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