There are a number of components that make up an IT intermediate Apprenticeship. Here you will find an outline of the qualifications you will achieve and the units and vocational areas you will cover throughout your training as well as other important information such as timescales, funding and what this qualification can lead to.
Intermediate Apprenticeship for IT Application Specialist, which includes:
The apprenticeship is made up of mandatory units which cover the essential skills required for working in an IT environment, such as improving productivity using IT, understanding the potential of IT and developing team and personal effectiveness. There are then a variety of optional units to choose from which focus on the specific tasks you carry out within your role which could include:
Assessment method: There are various methods available that can be tailored to suit your needs, such as:
All teaching, learning and assessment for the qualification will take place in the workplace. There is no requirement to attend college.
View the NVQ standards here.
Having completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship framework, apprentices may then progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship for IT Application Specialists.
Alternatively, apprentices may elect to return to full-time education and to complete A Levels, BTECs, or an equivalent level 3 qualification such as the Level 3 ITQ Diploma.
Entry requirements: You must be employed in an IT environment carrying out IT tasks for at least 16 hours per week.
There are no specific qualifications required for entry on to the apprenticeship framework.
The majority of IT Application Specialist apprenticeship roles require:
Roles in data administration or management would suit individuals who:
Roles in web publishing or social media would suit those who:
There are no barriers to entry into the sector for any group of people.
e-skills UK expects employers and training providers to comply with the Equality Act 2010 to ensure that applicants are not discriminated against in terms of entry to, and progression within the sector, using the 8 protected characteristics of:
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