Digital Technology Apprenticeships

The Advanced and Higher Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web & Telecoms is made up of qualifications and learning that will provide apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to become competent in their chosen job role. The framework includes a balance of content in technical, business and interpersonal areas, designed to ensure your workforce has an appropriate set of skills to operate in today’s IT & Telecoms job role. This qualification is accredited by City & Guilds.

This framework is relevant for job roles that require skills such as:

  • Senior IT Technician / 2nd /3rd line support
  • Systems support desk / Telecommunications technician/ Engineer Network Planner

In addition to generic units, the apprenticeship contains ‘vendor’ and industry recognised certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, Citrix, Juniper, LPI Linux, EMC and CompTIA.

A choice of 1 vendor unit from:

  • VMware Install Configure & Manage 6 (VCP6)
  • Citrix Certified Professional (CCP7.6)
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft System Center Manager (SCCM)
  • Checkpoint Firewall
  • CompTIA A+
  • EMC Information Systems Management (Storage)
  • Prince2 Foundation
  • ITIL V3 Foundation

Apprenticeship Framework Overview

Knowledge

Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles
OR
Level 4 Diploma for ICT Professionals (Systems and Principles)

Competence

Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
OR
Level 4 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence

Functional Skills

English
Maths
ICT

ERR + PLTS

Employee Rights & Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Level 3

 

Advanced Diploma in IT Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals – Framework Overview
QualificationsAwarding BodyLevelCredit Value
Diploma in ICT Professional Competence L3 (Competence)City & Guilds372
Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles L3 (Knowledge)City & Guilds324
Functional Skills EnglishCity & Guilds25
Functional Skills MathsCity & Guilds25
Functional Skills ICTCity & Guilds25
ERR + PLTS

 

 

Knowledge UnitsAwarding BodyUnit NumberCredit Value
Install, Configure and Upgrade ICT SoftwareCity & Guilds3627
Testing ICT SystemsCity & Guilds32111
Principles of ICT Systems and Data SecurityCity & Guilds0116

 

 

Competence – Option 1 – CCNA (Network Engineer)
UnitsExam CodeCredit Value
Health and Safety in ICT4520-30212
Develop own effectiveness and professionalism4520-3049
CCNA: Routing and Switching – Introduction to Networks4520-60117
CCNA: Routing and Switching – Routing and Switching Essentials4520-60227
CCNA: Routing and Switching – Scaling Networks4520-60315
CCNA: Routing and Switching – Connecting Networks4520-60318
Credits Total98

 

 

Competence – Option 2 – MCSA (Server Engineer)
UnitsExam CodeCredit Value
Health and Safety in ICT4520-30212
Develop own effectiveness and professionalism4520-3049
MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals4520-25610
MTA: Security Fundamentals4520-25410
MS 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 20127540-63411
MS 411: Administering Windows Server 20127540-63111
MS 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services7540-63212
Credits Total 75

 

Level 4

Higher Diploma for IT Professionals – Framework Overview
QualificationsAwarding BodyLevelCredit Value
Level 4 Diploma for ICT Professionals (Systems and Principles) (Knowledge)City and Guilds4120
Level 4 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (Competence)City and Guilds480
Knowledge UnitsAwarding BodyUnit CodeCredit Value
Project ManagementCity & Guilds40015
Effective Communication in BusinessCity & Guilds40115
Systems DevelopmentCity & Guilds40212
Personal and Professional DevelopmentCity & Guilds40310
Network Operating SystemsCity & Guilds41915
Local Area Networking TechnologiesCity & Guilds50315
Emerging TechnologiesCity & Guilds41315
CCNA: Routing and Switching – Introduction to NetworksCisco60017
CCNA: Routing and Switching – Routing and Switching EssentialsCisco60127
CCNA: Routing and Switching – Scaling NetworksCisco60215
CCNA: Routing and Switching – Connecting NetworksCisco60318
Competence UnitsAwarding BodyUnit NumberCredit Value
Level 3 Health and Safety in ICT 3City & Guilds30212
Level 4 Develop own effectiveness and professionalismCity & Guilds40412
Level 3 Software installation and upgradeCity & Guilds30812
Level 4 Remote support for ICT products and servicesCity & Guilds40615
CCNP RouteCisco43210
CCNP SwitchCisco43310
CCNP TroubleshootingCisco43420

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