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IT Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

​There are a number of components that make up an IT Advanced 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.


Advanced Apprenticeship for IT Application Specialist, which includes:


  • A combined competence and knowledge qualification: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ)
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

    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:

    • IT User fundamentals
    • Set up an IT system and optimise performance
    • IT security for users
    • Internet safety
    • Proficiency in a wide range of software, including: Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Website, Database, Design, Data Management, Audio, Desktop Publishing, Accounting, Multimedia

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      About The Training

      ​Assessment method: There are various methods available that can be tailored to suit your needs, such as:

      • Observation
      • Examination of case history
      • Product evidence
      • Witness testimony
      • Questioning

      All teaching, learning and assessment for the qualification will take place in the workplace. There is no requirement to attend college.

      Want More Detailed Information?

      View theNVQ standardshere.

      What About The Future?

      ​Having completed the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, an apprentice can progress to further vocational study in their chosen sector, for example, to take a Foundation Degree.

      They may also progress to Further or Higher Education to take an HNC or HND programme.

      Further Information

      ​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, however, many employers require good (A*-C) GCSE passes in English and Maths in order to enter an Advanced Apprenticeship.

      The majority of IT Application Specialist apprenticeship roles require:

      • Individuals to be proactive, fast learners;
      • Individuals who are able to work independently or as part of a team;
      • The ability to focus on assisting customers and colleagues find solutions to problems
      • Good attention to detail and the ability to deliver what is required, when it is required
      • Individuals to be open to change and focus on the requirements of the business at all times

        Roles in data management would suit individuals who:

        • Are meticulous and methodical, and can work under pressure to set deadlines;
        • Are well organised and efficient;
        • Can manage multiple or complex tasks.

          Roles related to websites and social media:

          • Have an interest in design and creativity with a flair for creating audio, video and other multimedia products;
          • Have good communication and team-working skills

            Roles in application helpdesk support would suit those with:

            • An interest in both hardware and software;
            • Good problem solving ability

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