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Higher Apprenticeship in IT & Telecoms Professional (Level 4)

Key course information

Computing and Information Technology


35 weeks


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Course Overview

This apprenticeship is aimed at those working in IT systems and Networking or in Software and Web development whose daily activity involves around information technology and the use of computers, storage, networking and other physical devices to create, store, retrieve and transmit data.Professional working within the IT industry help businesses to become more successful and job roles can include:Web design Hardware Telecoms Software Technical support Programming and coding

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What will I learn?

The higher apprenticeship in IT and Telecoms Professional will cover the following units:

Business Skills for e-Commerce
Computer Systems
Employability and Professional Development
Systems Analysis and Design
Website Design
Database Design Concepts
Procedural Programming
Network Technologies
IT Security Management

Entry Requirements

Level 3 qualification in an appropriate IT related subject, such as A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

Minimum GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths, English and ICT.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

The duration of a higher apprenticeship in IT and Telecoms will take 24 months to complete.

Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. Each apprenticeship involves a structured programme of training leading to recognised qualifications. Here are the elements of the higher apprenticeship programme:

Level 4 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT & Telecoms Professionals

Skills and competence are observed on the job, so the work you do helps you to qualify. An assessor will come into the workplace on a regular basis to observe and work with you during the length of the apprenticeship programme. Appropriate units will be chosen that match your job role.

Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Computing and Systems Development.

You will develop the knowledge that will underpin your specific apprenticeship. This is a university level qualification and you will be required to attend college for one day per week to achieve the knowledge element of this qualification. BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing has been developed with input from the Information and Communications Technology sector to deliver the essential understanding and practical skills for a career in the IT sector.

Additional Costs and Information

To assist you during your apprenticeship, you may be required to purchase some equipment and resources to support you during your course.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Computing and Information Technology

Career Opportunities

  • Project Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Support Technician

  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

The UK Tech sector is valued at over £180billion

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