Are you technical and have a knack for coding? If so, studying for an apprenticeship in IT and Telecoms can give you the chance to put your HTML skills into practice. Join an industry that champions innovative thinking.  

The apprenticeship gives you the skills to progress in the IT and Telecoms sector. Learn about computer architecture and network planning. Create new software and apply it to different Telecoms systems. Improve your understanding of IT support techniques such as remote monitoring, hardware diagnostics and control panel repair.   

There’s a range of jobs to choose from in Scotland’s IT and Telecoms industry. Work as a web developer and create a portfolio of responsive websites. Manage complex IT information as a data architect. Become a telecoms engineer and improve the communication systems within a business setting.  

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 8 in IT and Telecoms. The qualification includes:  

  • Core units of aSVQ in IT and Telecoms at SCQF level 8 
  • Work experience in a fast-paced, dynamic sector  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Provide technical advice and guidance for businesses 
  • Work with IT and Telecoms hardware 
  • Develop interactive websites 
  • Test the security of IT systems 
  • Coordinate with different departments in an IT and Telecoms setting 
  • Develop strong relationships with your colleagues   

You will develop the following core skills:   

  • Teamwork   
  • Numeracy  
  • Problem-solving   
  • Communication 
  • Time management    

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as data analysis and computer science. 

Where could it take me?

This Technical Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Continue your studies by applying for a computer related degree or find a job in the IT and Telecoms industry.   

Further education: Increase your computer knowledge by studying for a bachelor’s degree in IT. This could lead to qualification in a specialist field e.g. a Masters in computer programming. Your experience will support your university application.   

Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find an IT-based roleSeveral jobs are listed below:

  • IT consultant 
  • Systems operative 
  • Software developer 
  • Telecoms engineer 
  • Database architect 
  • Systems architecture 
  • Network planning and control officer 
  • Web developer  

Entry requirements

Although there are no set requirements for this apprenticeship, it is useful to have a relevant qualification such as an SCQF level 5 in IT and Telecoms.  


This Technical Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.  

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