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Apprenticeship - I.T & Computing

Programme Description


An Apprenticeship is a work based learning programme at Level 3 where the learner is "earning while learning". The programme is ideally suited to employees who have some element of responsibility within their job role.  The Apprentice will be employed and receive at least the national minimum Apprenticeship wage (this could be more at the employer's discretion).  The Apprentice will attend college on a day release basis and should achieve the Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete the Apprenticeship framework dependent on ability and prior experience.

  Graig Campus

Programme Features

All learners will be supported by a Training Adviser/Assessor who will monitor progress towards achieving targets on a regular basis The Training Adviser/Assessor will liaise closely with the employer to ensure that qualifications are achieved within timescale The Training Adviser/Assessor will assess the Apprentice in the workplace as and when required

Programme Content

Learners following this Apprenticeship will have to achieve a framework of qualifications which will include:

Level 3 Diploma in IT

Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT & Telecoms Professionals

Essential Skills Qualifications level 2: Application of Number, Communication and Digital Literacy. 

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Progression & Employment

Learners who have successfully completed this Apprenticeship can progress onto a Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4 if available.

Method of Assessment

Coursework, assignments, work based observations and work based evidence.

Entry Requirements

Many employers will require 5 GCSEs (A*-C) or an equivalent qualification when applying for this programme. Employers would also value achievement of the Level 2 IT Diploma (for 14-19 year olds) or The Foundation Apprenticeship framework in IT.

These programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government