Professional Competence for IT Apprenticeship - Framewor
Type: Full Time
Subject: Computing and ICT
Start Date: Please contact the Information Centre for start date information
Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information
Who is it for
These comprehensive qualification is ideal for anyone looking for a career in ICT, wishing to improve their professional ability or hoping to progress in their role. There is option to choose the skills and knowledge required to specialise in anything from office equipment servicing to software development and games design can be chosen. You could be working within the ICT sector, or providing IT support or strategy in any other sector.
Interview Skills Assessment
All candidates will be invited to an interview with the Apprenticeship Recruitment Officers and will take part in an assessment.
What will I need
Entry requirements of 5 GCSEs at grade D/3 and above including English and Math or equivalent. A suitable supportive employer who will guide you through your Apprenticeship. Vacancies are advertised on our website – https://www.peterborough.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeship–vacancies/
What is covered
This qualification comprises two mandatory units and a wide range of optional units selected to meet national occupational standards or specific vendor requirements:
– Software development
– Web development
– Data analysis
– Software design
– Project management
– IT User
– Cisco qualifications
How is the course assessed
20% off–the–job training, observations, and assignments.
What can this course lead to
These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of ICT roles including:
– Database administrator
– Internet/Web professional
– IT Product developer
– IT Technical sales specialist
– IT Trainer
– Multimedia designer
– Network manager
– Office equipment service technician
– Software developer/Programmer
– Telecommunications technician.
Are there any additional costs
Learners may need to purchase uniform and/or equipment depending on the employer.
Working in a business environment, it is important you are professional both in your manner and dress. Some offices are based in industrial sites or business parks on the outskirts of Peterborough so you will need to think about how you will travel to work and the travel costs. Also due to the nature of work, working outside of office hours could be required. An Apprentice will work on average 30 hours a week, this may vary throughout the year dependent on seasonal trends and workloads.
An employed status Apprentice will:
• Earn a wage – the national minimum wage for apprentices is £3.90 an hour, although many Apprentices earn more than this
• Get paid holidays
• Receive training