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|Introduction||Computing is an integral part of everyday life. With technology developing at a faster rate than ever before, this is an ever evolving industry with a huge range of career options. The IT Application Specialist apprenticeship 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 is designed to support employers in closing the IT Application skills gaps in their organisations.
The framework includes a balance of content in technical, business and interpersonal areas, designed to ensure apprentices have an appropriate set of IT skills to operate in their specific chosen job role.
Did you know IT user skills are required for over 72% of job roles?|
|Study Outline||On the IT Application Specialist Apprenticeship you will study:
Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills
Level 1 Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT (if required).
Tasks you may complete as part of your Apprenticeship include:
-Providing support and assistance to colleagues to make effective use of available IT systems and software
-Developing, testing and implementing solutions to improve workplace productivity through the use of IT
-Using the advanced features of IT Application Software in the creation and amendment of many types of formatted information including documents, diagrams, spreadsheets and presentations.
-Maintaining simple websites, using the internet to find and exchange information and using social media to disseminate information.|
|Entry Requirements||If youre interested in becoming an Apprentice, you will need to be employed or find an employer who is recruiting an Apprentice. See the Apprenticeships section of our website to discover more and find out about our vacancies service.|
|Attendance||This Apprenticeship is delivered in the workplace by a visiting Assessor and makes use of an e-portfolio system.|
|Assessment||You will compile a portfolio of evidence and knowledge against your chosen units. Functional Skills are exam based assessments. |
|Progression||Potential job roles include IT Clerk, Website Technician, Data Administrator, Digital Administration.|
|Qualification||Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills|
|Awarding Body||City & Guilds|
|Suitable for Higher Education?||N|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||Y|