Information Technology
Starting Salary:
Qualification: NVQ
Type: Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Overview

This Apprenticeship provides the Apprentice with the competence, skills and knowledge to work effectively and efficiently with IT systems, communication and productivity tools and software applications.

This includes the creation and amendment of many types of formatted information including documents, diagrams, spreadsheets and presentations. It also includes maintaining simple websites, using the internet to find and exchange information and using social media to disseminate information.

On the Intermediate Level Apprenticeship you could work as a Data Administrator, entering and editing data using software such as Customer Relationship Management; Accounts, Payroll and Stock Control systems. You would also be producing routine reports from the data held.

Whereas on the Advanced Level Apprenticeship you could work as a Website Manager, planning and contributing to designing websites; creating multimedia content for websites; and working with IT professionals to build new sites.

Entry Requirements

Intermediate Apprenticeship You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D or above in a minimum of 3 subject areas (one of these must be in English or Maths) or a relevant Level 1 qualification and Level 1 Maths and English.

Advanced Apprenticeship You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above in a minimum of 3 subject areas (one of these must be in English or Maths) or successful completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, or equivalent.

Job Roles

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship:

  • IT Clerk
  • Data Administrator
  • Web Technician
  • Digital Assistant

Advanced Level Apprenticeship:

  • IT Application Helpdesk Support
  • IT Supervisor
  • Website Manager
  • NVQ
  • Functional Skills
  • Technical Certificate

Assessment is through practical observation and theoretical tests.

Other information

An IT Apprenticeship can open doors to a fantastic career! You could continue with your studies, undertaking degree level study at university after an Advanced Apprenticeship. There are wide range of IT related degree programmes, all of which help you to develop in your specialist field. You could also decide to study for a number of professional qualifications in your industry, all of which will increase your career progression.


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