Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals

Start date(s):
1 Aug 2020
Duration:
2 years
Level:
Level 3
Course Code:
1033929
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime
Awarded by:
Pearson
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Tuition fees paid by employer. Enquire for more information.
Funding

Overview

This advanced course covers work in a broad range of technologies, which help us to use and share information such as mobile phones, computers, broadband provision and satellite communications.

IT and telecoms jobs are no longer just about the technology, all jobs now require good people skills, as well as the technical skills you will gain during this programme.

If you choose to focus on telecoms, you will learn about broadband, mobile phones and satellite communications. It's a fast-moving sector, so you should have a keen interest in new technology. Alternatively, IT focuses on customer care, system security, managing software development and basic IT applications.

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Aims

This advanced course covers work in a broad range of technologies, which help us to use and share information such as mobile phones, computers, broadband provision and satellite communications.

This apprenticeship aims to provide you with the knowledge and hands-on experience required to work as an IT professional. IT and telecoms jobs are no longer just about the technology, all jobs now require good people skills, as well as the technical skills you will gain during this programme.

You will attend college on a day-release basis while employed and working as an advanced apprentice.

Modules

College based Technical Certificate: Pearson Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT
Work Based Learning Competence units include (evidence collected in the work place):
- Health & Safety - Mandatory
- Develop Own Effectiveness and Professionalism - Mandatory
A range of units are available, evidence is collected and knowledge and understanding is documented to chosen units that relate to the particular job role being undertaken.
- Functional Skills: English Level 2, Mathematics Level 2, ICT Level 2

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Lectures
6

Delivery

Monday:
9:00-16:00
Tuesday:
9:00-16:00
Wednesday:
9:00-16:00
Thursday:
9:00-16:00
Friday:
9:00-16:00
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

This course combines work based learning with theoretical learning at college one day per week.

The assessment process for the work based learning qualification is ongoing throughout the course. You are required to build up a portfolio of evidence, which is assessed internally and also externally verified. Assessment takes place in the workplace and in College through the use of reflective work, written work, observation, witness testimonies, photographic and/or video evidence.

You will have access to a wide variety of resources and course related materials on our online learning system (Schoology). Your college based technical certificate will include soft skills and independent study. The subsidiary diploma is equivalent in size to 1 A Level. 6 units of study of which 2 are mandatory. All units are assessed by assignment.

Industry links:

To ensure you have the skills and experience required to work within the industry, you will learn on-the-job as an IT apprentice.

Placement:

To ensure you have the skills and experience required to work within the industry, you will learn on-the-job as an IT apprentice.

You could progress to FdSc Computing with Networking at New College Durham, or seek employment as a software/web developer - creating software applications and websites, or a software tester - testing applications before they are released.

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Funding

Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Fees and funding

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Interview Instructions

You will be invited for an interview upon receipt of your application. At interview you will be given details of the programmes available in Computing and IT, meet some of the curriculum team and have an opportunity to see the classrooms in which you will study. The lecturer who interviews you will ask a series of questions to find out more about you and your career aspirations and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the course. Your parent/guardian is welcome to attend the interview with you.

If you are considered as an appropriate candidate for an apprenticeship, you will be given an offer for the technical qualifications and your details will be shared with the New College Durham apprenticeship team.

All apprenticeship students and employers are required to attend an interview to confirm that occupational competency can be obtained in the workplace.

Entry Criteria

5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification in IT at Distinction plus GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) in English and Maths. All applicants will be interviewed. Places on the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma are subject to minimum grade requirements as well as BKSB assessments in English and Maths and free hand writing exercises to be held during the induction period.

If you don’t get the results you were expecting, talk to one of our advisors, who may be able to find the course to suit your skills and abilities.