An ICT Professional Higher Apprenticeship will set you on the right track for a career in IT for those already employed in this area. Learners will take professional courses to cover the fundamentals of installing, maintaining and developing ICT systems - and will also work as an IT professional and learn on the job. The idea is to put your learning into practice immediately.
Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer. Details of the course timetable will be available at induction.
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The units studied will depend on the nature of the role, and will include a selection of vendor qualifications such as Microsoft, Cyberoam and CISCO.
A typical apprenticeship will include the following two qualifications
Level 4 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
Level 4 Units
• Develop Personal and Organisational Effectiveness (45 hours) 15 credits
• Designing and Developing a Website (45 hours) 15 credits
• Designing and developing object-oriented computer programs (45 hours) 15 credits
• Technical Fault Diagnosis (45 hours) 15 credits
Level 3 Units
• Cisco Network Fundamentals (CCNA1) (36 hours) 9 credits
• Cisco Routing Protocols and Concepts (CCNA2) (36 hours) 9 credits
Level 1 Units
• Health and Safety Induction (9 hours) 3 credits
• 8 units in total at Level 4
• 360 Hours embedded
To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:
Apprenticeships are fully funded for those aged 16 – 18 years. There is an annual employer contribution for those aged 19+.
Whilst your technical skills and knowledge will develop over the course of your Apprenticeship you will need to demonstrate to potential employers that you possess the relevant skills and personal qualities.
Employers will look for:
Apprenticeships are hard work and require a level of dedication and strength of character. Candidates should be motivated, willing to take responsibility and have a positive mental attitude. There will be a 5 week probation period. Ideally, learners will currently be in relevant part time employment. Learners may also be subject to a job interview with the employer.
To begin this course you must be eligible to work within England or the European Economic Area (EEC), be employed for a minimum of 30 hours in a relevant job role and be able to attend college on a part-time basis. Your employer must commit to supporting you throughout your apprenticeship and provide on-the-job learning as well as your college based off-the-job learning.
If you do not have an employer to support your apprenticeship the college will assist you to find an employer through our dedicated employer support team.
Entry requirements are:
Additionally, if you have already obtained a level 4 or above qualification then you will not be eligible for apprenticeship funding. Individuals who already have a qualification at level 4 or above are only eligible for funding for a higher apprenticeship at level 5 or above.
The course will prepare the student for employment as:
• IT operations technician
• Trainee technician
• Trainee engineer
• User support worker
• Line repairer or cable jointer
Learners are also able to progress to the HND/BSC in Computing, CCNSP or Microsoft MTA
An apprentice who does not complete the full course will be required to make a payment of £1,250 for tuition costs.
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