IT Professional Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship will support the development of the skills and knowledge required to build, repair and maintain computer systems. The qualification covers a range of topics including IT hardware and equipment, installing and upgrading software, system maintenance; health and safety in ICT, developing own effectiveness and researching new technologies. You may also cover some application software elements for example, spreadsheets, word processing or presentation software.

  • On Program Assessment
    Technical knowledge and understanding is assessed on program through a combination of Ofqual-regulated Knowledge Modules and specified vendor and professional qualifications. These must be passed before the end point assessment can take place.

  • End Point Assessment
    The final, end point assessment is completed in the last few months of the apprenticeship. It is based on
    A portfolio – produced towards the end of the apprenticeship, containing evidence from real work projects which have been completed during the apprenticeship, usually towards the end, and which, taken together, cover the totality of the standard, and which is assessed as part of the end point assessment
    A project – giving the apprentice the opportunity to undertake a business-related project over a one-week period away from the day to day workplace
    an employer reference

    a structured interview with an assessor – exploring what has been produced in the portfolio and the project as well as looking at how it has been produced

  • An independent assessor will assess each element of the end point assessment and will then decide whether to award successful apprentices with a pass, a merit or a distinction.

To get a place, you first need to register for an Assessment Day below at one of our training centres. Just pick the most convenient place and time for you, and then turn up with your documentation

  • Proof of ID: passport or birth certificate .

  • Proof of benefits: JSA award letter from JCP or bank statement showing your JSA payment not older than 2 months if you claim benefits

  • Proof of address).

If you can prove your eligibility by bringing in all the necessary documents and you pass the initial assessment exam, you will be invited to enrol into the course. We’ll drop you an e-mail explaining the things you need to bring after you’ve chosen your time and place.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include GCSEs, A levels, a level 2 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications,

relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths. Employers are likely to be looking for a proven passion for digital and
social media.

Technical Competencies

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals.  The Diploma will enable you to demonstrate the
practical skills and techniques needed to support and guide less experienced IT technicians to build, repair and maintain computer systems. You will be
assessed via a range of different activities including observations in the workplace. The BTEC Level 3 Diploma is a 72 credit qualification, 12 of which
are achieved from the 2 mandatory units and the remaining 60 credits will be selected from a choice of 32 optional unit.

FRAMEWORK;

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals (Equivalent to A Levels/Vocational A Levels). BTEC Level 3

  • Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles (QCF).

  • Functional Skills (Level 1 in Maths, English & ICT)

  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)

  • Personal learning and thinking skills

  • Framework Component On Programme Assessment:

  • Technical knowledge and understanding is assessed on programme through a combination of Ofqual-regulated Knowledge Modules and specified

  • vendor and professional qualifications. These must be passed before the end point assessment can take place.

Underpinning Skills, Attitudes and Behaviours

  • Logical and creative thinking skills

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility

  • Can use own initiative

  • A thorough and organised approach

  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external people

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations

  • Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment

 How is course assessed : 

End Point Assessment
The final, end point assessment is completed in the last few months of the apprenticeship. It is based on A portfolio – produced towards the end of

the apprenticeship, containing evidence from real work projects which have been completed during the apprenticeship, usually towards the end, and
which, taken together, cover the totality of the standard, and which is assessed as part of the end point assessment A project – giving the apprentice the opportunity to undertake a business-related project over a one week period away from the day to day workplace an employer reference a structured interview with an assessor – exploring what has been produced in the portfolio and the project as well as looking at how it has
been produced. An independent assessor will assess each element of the endpoint assessment and will then decide whether to award successful apprentices with a pass, a merit or a distinction.