An apprenticeship is a great way of earning a wage whilst gaining the knowledge, skills and experience that you need to progress in your career. This apprenticeship is ideal for you if you’re currently working as or would like to work as a Software / Web Developer, Desktop Support Engineer, Network Planner, Database Administrator, Network Engineer or Software Tester.
The programme includes a balance of content in technical, business and interpersonal areas, ensuring that Apprentices have an appropriate set of skills to operate a range of IT and Telecoms job roles.
The technical content includes units for Software Development, Web Development, Technical Support, Telecommunications and Databases. In addition to generic units, the apprenticeship contains 'vendor' and industry recognised content from Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, VM Ware and CompTIA.
Over the course of the programme Apprentices work towards a Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence and Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles.
What do Employers get out of Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships provide small businesses with access to high quality training programmes that help their businesses remain profitable. Apprenticeships are also popular with employers, as these offer them the opportunity to train new or existing members of staff to understand and support the unique requirements of their business.
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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined.
To be accepted onto the programme, you will need to have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT & Telecoms Professionals or equivalent, and must have achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in Maths and English or Level 1 in Functional Skills Maths and English or equivalent. If you have attained these grades, it may give you an exemption from the functional skills components of the framework. However, if you do not have the required grades, additional support will be provided to bring you up to the required level dependant on your initial assessment results.
The suitability of your employer will also be determined before you are accepted onto the programme.
Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework.
How do you become an Apprentice?
You might already be employed but if not, we may be able to help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available at: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/jobs/show/apprenticeship-jobs
|Location||Various Locations, not at Walsall College sites.|
|Fee||An employer contribution may be required|