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IT Professional Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Develop and train with advanced knowledge, transferable skills and behaviours. Apprentices will gain experience on-the-job 4 days per week with attendance at College 1 day per week to develop competency to progress to roles such as software or web development, desktop support, network planner, database administrator and/​or software tester.

This course is suitable for those currently working in, or looking to work in fields such as: Software /​web developing, desktop support engineering, network planning, database administrating, software testing.

There are multiple start dates throughout the year.


What Does The Programme Include

You will be employed as an apprentice for at least 30 hours a week. You will have a workplace mentor or supervisor who will be responsible for your training and welfare at work. You will attend college for workshop sessions as required. An assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess your progress against standards and set SMART objectives.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers set their own entry requirements. However, you will typically require 5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above including English and maths.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

Apprentices will be supported by their assessor to build and complete a portfolio as well as preparing for online exams to test competency.

Fees, Finance & Funding

FREE /​£900

Additional Information

Apprenticeships are free (fully funded) for those aged 16 to 18, and who are working for an employer with less than 50 employees. A fee of £900 is payable by the employer should they wish to employ an Apprentice over the age of 19, or if the employer has a workforce greater than 50 employees.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course Apprentices can progress on to the HND in Computing and Information Systems at University Centre Stamford or other degrees at University.


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Studying in the work place means I can gain the real-life, hands on experience I need to progress in the early years sector!

Charlie Parker



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