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This Modern Apprenticeship offers multiple levels for employees to start, and keep developing, their career in IT and Telecommunications. The SCQF level 5 Modern Apprenticeship provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to operate in junior roles in a wide range of areas such as: IT Technical Support, Software Development, Web Development, Database Administration, Telecoms Engineering and Network Planning and Control. The SCQF level 6 Modern Apprenticeship provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to operate in a variety of roles in a wide range of areas such as: System Operation, System Management, Software Development, Web Development, Database Administration, Telecoms Engineering and Network Planning and Control.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF level 5.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry conditions for this framework. However the majority of apprenticeship roles within the IT and Telecoms sector require good analytical, problem solving skills, the ability to work in a team and alone, proactive, fast learners who are open to change.

Progression and development

On completion of the SCQF level 5 Apprenticeship candidates can progress in their employment, including moving on to the SCQF level 6 framework. Alternatively, apprentices may elect to return to full-time education or training to obtain FE qualifications such as HNCs or BTECs (and equivalents) or vendor certifications (e.g. from Microsoft or Cisco).

This Apprenticeship framework provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to operate in junior roles in a wide range of areas such as:

  • IT Technical Support
  • Software Development
  • Web Development
  • Database Administration
  • Telecoms Engineering
  • Network Planning and Control

SCQF qualification levels explained

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SCQF Level 6

Your employee will study for a Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF Level 6.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry conditions for this framework. However the majority of apprenticeship roles within the IT and Telecoms sector require good analytical, problem solving skills, the ability to work in a team and alone, proactive, fast learners who are open to change.

Progression and development

On completion of the SCQF level 5 Apprenticeship candidates can progress to work with larger, more complex systems or supervisory or other more responsible positions in their employment, including moving on to the SCQF level 6 framework. Alternatively, successful apprentices could opt to return to Further or Higher Education to work towards qualifications such as HNDs and Degrees.

SCQF qualification levels explained

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How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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