Computing Level 3 Apprentice

Computing Level 3 Apprentice

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

The aim of an apprenticeship is to prepare you for full time employment. You will have the opportunity to gain industry recognised qualification's and work experience, which may lead to a full time job. On an apprenticeship you will be an employee and earn a wage. You will work alongside experienced staff in your workplace to gain job-specific skills. You will attend off the job training at College on a day-release basis. Minimum salary is £3.30 however, many apprentices earn significantly more.

What will I study?

Level 3 is ideal for those looking to progress in their career or to learn new ICT skills. It is also appropriate for those looking to enter higher education.

The qualifications are made up of some compulsory units of essential skills plus a wide range of optional units that will be selected to meet the specific job role.

These may include:
- Software development
- Networking
- Hardware
- Web development
- Data analysis
- Software design
- Project management
- IT User
- Cisco IT Essentials

How will this course be delivered?

An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn a wage while you learn and pick up some qualifications as you go. To achieve your Apprenticeship you will work towards a combination of qualifications which together are awarded as an Apprenticeship Framework. You will work full time, usually around 37 hours a week, of which one day will be attending day release at Solihull College. Apprenticeships are designed with employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. You will have targets to meet and there will be checks to make sure that your employer is supporting you and you are making good progress.

What qualifications will I get?

ICT Professional Competence Level 3 Diploma (City & Guilds)
IT Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
Functional Skills in English, maths and IT

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on your practical abilities in your workplace. Workplace assessments may be observations, professional discussions, interviews or inspections of your work. You will also be required to complete assignments and projects and answer written questions. Some course units are assessed by examinations.

How do I get a place on the course?

If you are living in England, are over 16 years-old and do not currently hold a level 4 qualification or above you can apply for an apprenticeship.

If you are already employed in IT or computing and would like to start an apprenticeship programme please contact the Employer Services Team directly on 0121 678 7181.

If you are looking for employment please look at our current vacancies where you can see the positions we have available.

Our vacancies can also be found on the National Apprenticeship Service website.

Alternatively you may wish to apply for a full-time equivalent course until a position becomes available

What are the entry requirements?

GSCEs in English and maths at C/4 or above, or equivalent. A GCSE in IT is desirable.

What else do I need to know?

The level 3 Computing Apprenticeship takes around 18 months to complete, but this will depend your individual ability, prior qualifications and the employer's training requirements.

What can I do after this course?

Level 4
Code: ZPC41801OCAP
Title: Higher Apprenticeship in Computing

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of ICT roles including:
- Database administrator
- Internet/Web professiona
- IT Product developer
- IT Technical sales specialist
- IT Trainer
- Multimedia designer
- Network manager
- Office equipment service technician
- Software developer/Programmer
- Systems analyst
- Telecommunications technician.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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Work-based

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N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

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