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Level-3 : Advanced Diploma

The 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 apprentices have an appropriate set of skills to operate in today’s IT & Telecoms job.
Advanced Diploma in IT Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals – Framework Overview
Qualifications Awarding Body Level Credit Value
Diploma in ICT Professional Competence L3 City & Guilds 3 72
Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles L3 City & Guilds 3 24
Functional Skills English City & Guilds 2 5
Functional Skills Maths City & Guilds 2 5
Functional Skills ICT City & Guilds 2 5
ERR + PLTS      

Units of the Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles

Title Awarding Body Unit Number Credit Value
Install, Configure and Upgrade ICT Software City & Guilds 362 7
Testing ICT Systems City & Guilds 321 11
Principles of ICT Systems and Data Security City & Guilds 011 6

Select ONE of the following pathways:

Competence – Option 1 – CCNA (Network Engineer)
Title Exam Code Credit Value
Health and Safety in ICT 4520-302 12
Develop own effectiveness and professionalism 4520-304 9
CCNA: Routing and Switching – Introduction to Networks 4520-601 17
CCNA: Routing and Switching – Routing and Switching Essentials 4520-602 27
CCNA: Routing and Switching – Scaling Networks 4520-603 15
CCNA: Routing and Switching – Connecting Networks 4520-603 18
Credits Total   98
Competence – Option 2 – MCSA (Server Engineer)
Title Exam Code Credit Value
Health and Safety in ICT 4520-302 12
Develop own effectiveness and professionalism 4520-304 9
MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals 4520-256 10
MTA: Security Fundamentals 4520-254 10
MS 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 7540-634 11
MS 411: Administering Windows Server 2012 7540-631 11
MS 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 7540-632 12
Credits Total   75

*Your training advisor can determine eligibility and suitability for alternative optional units to those published.

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