Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship Programme

Microsoft silver partner

Microsoft’s Apprenticeships Programme began back in 2010 and continues to offer incredible opportunities to both businesses and young people.

As an IT & digital apprenticeships and skills training specialist, Intequal is a Microsoft learning partner (Silver) for the Microsoft Partner Programme with many years of experience providing Microsoft accredited courses.

Our training is delivered through an interactive, online tutor-led model.

Our apprenticeship standards include:

Level 3 Infrastructure Technician (Microsoft 365 Fundamentals)

Level 3 Software Developer ( MTA Software Development Fundamentals or MTA Database Fundamentals)

Level 3 Technical Sales (Microsoft 365 Fundamentals)

Level 4 Software Developer ( Programming in C# (20483B) OR Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS (20480B) and Developing Mobile Apps (20357) OR Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications (20486B)

Microsoft 365 Fundamentals short course

Whether you are new to IT, or looking to gain accreditation for your practical knowledge, this course provides a good starting point.

You will gain basic knowledge of Microsoft 365 software and the considerations and benefits of adopting cloud services in general, and the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model more specifically.

This exam also covers knowledge of available options and benefits gained by implementing Microsoft 365 cloud service offerings.

Microsoft Apprenticeships benefiting business

Microsoft works with a select group of Learning Partners to deliver its branded apprenticeships to employers and apprentices across the country. Intequal is one of these Learning Partners.

Benefiting Young Talent with Training, Qualifications and Experience

The aim of these exciting apprenticeships is to provide promising young people with a solid first step in a career in IT, and digital-based occupations.  Through the Microsoft Partner Apprentice scheme, your apprentice will receive Microsoft training and accreditation.

These qualifications are industry recognised; and delivered through our ‘virtual classroom’ delivery programme. There is a natural progression for the apprentice mapped out within the Microsoft certification roadmap, from Level 3 through to Level 4.

This progression to level 4 builds on the core fundamental skills taught on Level 3 frameworks. An apprentice completing both Level 3 and Level 4, would remain in the learning cycle for approximately three to four years and receive government funding throughout.

Over the years we have successfully trained hundreds of apprentices and even provided training to apprentices working at Microsoft UK HQ in Reading. Here are a few of their stories:-


“It’s clear that skilling, training and apprenticeships are going to be central to a broad and inclusive recovery programme and new job creation. We believe in their value as qualifications which is why, with the support of Intequal, Microsoft has supported more than 20,000 apprenticeships in the UK over the past ten years.”

Rebecca King

Apprentice Lead, Microsoft UK

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