• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

You could work in:

  • Office / Business Admin
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Publishing or Multimedia
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Education and Training
  • Retail
  • Secretarial

Your apprenticeship does not last for a fixed length of time.  It ends when all necessary components are completed, usually no more than 2 years.  The pace of an your progress will depend on you.

As a Higher Level Apprentice you could be employed as:

  • IT Project Manager
  • Analyst Developer
  • IT Service Manager
  • Network/Telecoms Manager

Apprenticeship Fees

Any fees incurred in the Apprenticeship framework are payable by  the employer. Please contact us for more information apprenticeships@don.ac.uk.

Apprenticeship Levy

In spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

The apprenticeship levy will be introduced on 6 April 2017. The levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to invest in apprenticeships.

For more information about how these changes will affect your business please contact apprenticeships@don.ac.uk or visit the Government website for details.

Level
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Duration
Upto 2 years per level
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Qualifications  included in the Apprenticeship framework are

  • Diploma in IT User Skills at Level 2 or 3
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 1 or 2
  • Employment Rights and Responisbilities

For the Higher Apprenticeship the qualifications included are

  • HNC Computing Systems & Development
  • ICT Professional Competence Level 4

You will be assessed throughout your Apprenticeship in your workplace and produce a portfolio of work to evidence your under pining knowledge and technical skills.

 

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

There are no minimum entry requirements for this Apprenticeship however entry assessments are required for all candidates.  Employers may have their own entry requirements.

You will discuss your individual needs with your employer and college representative

Your suitability for the Apprenticeship may be based upon

  • Proven commitment to working in this sector, through work experience or work experience;
  • Academic and other qualifications GCSE’s, A Level’s, NVQ’s or Duke Of Edinburgh awards;
  • Holding positions of responsibility at school, college or workplace;
  • Voluntary work and part-time employment.

You should also be:

  • Motivated to succeed in this sector;
  • Willing to learn and apply that learning in to the workplace;
  • Able to demonstrate the potential to
  • Complete the relevant qualification;
  • Willing to communicate effectively with a range of people; and
  • Numerate and Literate

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Apprenticeships Team
0800 358 7979
apprenticeships@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

There are no minimum entry requirements for this Apprenticeship however entry assessments are required for all candidates.  Employers may have their own entry requirements.

You will discuss your individual needs with your employer and college representative

Your suitability for the Apprenticeship may be based upon

  • Proven commitment to working in this sector, through work experience or work experience;
  • Academic and other qualifications GCSE’s, A Level’s, NVQ’s or Duke Of Edinburgh awards;
  • Holding positions of responsibility at school, college or workplace;
  • Voluntary work and part-time employment.

You should also be:

  • Motivated to succeed in this sector;
  • Willing to learn and apply that learning in to the workplace;
  • Able to demonstrate the potential to
  • Complete the relevant qualification;
  • Willing to communicate effectively with a range of people; and
  • Numerate and Literate

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

Applying for an Apprenticeship is simple. You will need to apply for both a job role, and an Apprenticeship course. For further assistance in applying, please visit the link below.

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