Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme
The aim of this programme is to provide the core skills
and knowledge required to begin a career in IT as an Information Communications Technician. The duration of this apprenticeship programme is typically 16 months (14 months to gateway). This apprenticeship is recognised for entry on to the Register of IT Technicians and those completing their apprenticeships are eligible to apply for registration.
The Information Communications Technician programme also provides three specialist pathway options for a choice to be made at the outset of the programme to best suit the business and job role needs as follows:-
Information is provided to explain each pathway in more detail.
It is important that the right choice is made to fit the job role to enable successful completion of all aspects of this programme.
Months to Gateway
Apprenticeship Plus Options
The apprenticeship contains the following three core key modules which seek to develop the
knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a successful Information Communications Technician.
The final module is a Pathway module to provide specialist career track skills and knowledge depending
on which track was chosen at the outset from the 3 options available.
Networking & Cloud Services
An introduction to the fundamental cloud
concepts of networking and cloud computing, including networking
modules, devices and protocols.
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Pathway Module Options
Digital Communications Technician
The apprenticeship standard requires that the following duties are performed in the job role Digital Communications Technician.
• Complete cabling tasks for example coaxial, copper or fibre
• Install and commission computer or telecoms hardware
• Maintain computer systems or telecommunication networks
• Research solutions to maintain network communication architectures
• Monitor and report telecommunications or communications systems performance to enable service delivery
Work varies in scale, from setting up a communications network in a large organisation, to the installation of a home satellite system.