The duration of a higher apprenticeships in IT and Telecoms will take 24 months to complete.
Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. Each apprenticeship involves a structured programme of training leading to recognised qualifications. Here are the elements of the higher apprenticeship programme:
Level 4 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT & Telecoms Professionals
Skills and competence are observed on the job, so the work you do helps you to qualify. An assessor will come into the workplace on a regular basis to observe and work with you during the length of the apprenticeship programme. Appropirate units will be chosen that match your job role.
Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Computing and Systems Development
You will develop the knowledge that will underpin your specific apprenticeship. This is a university level qualification and you will be required to attend college for one day per week to achieve the knowledge element of this qualification. BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing have been developed with input from the Information and Communications Technology sector to deliver the essential understanding and practical skills for a career in the IT sector.