IT and Telecommunications Technical

Modern Apprenticeship



This Technical Apprenticeship is suitable for employees who have completed the SCQF Level 5 or Level 6 SVQ Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications, or who have equivalent qualifications or experience. It provides the skills and knowledge required to become an IT or telecoms professional across a number of areas.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 8.

Select Level 8 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level. 

Entry requirements

Candidates for this Technical Apprenticeship don’t need any prior experience or qualifications, but extensive previous experience or relevant industry training or certification is strongly recommended.

Progression and development

On completion, your employees can progress to management, consultancy or other senior positions across the following areas:

  • IT consultancy

  • System operation

  • System management

  • Software developer

  • Web developer

  • Database architect

  • Telecoms engineer

  • Network planning and control

  • Systems architecture

Apprentices could also choose to take up further study — such as an honours or master’s degree — that could lead to membership and recognition by a professional body.

How does it work?

Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.

Cost and funding

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.

The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 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 your business needs.

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 encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

How long will it take?

It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.

Need information or advice?

Call our advisors to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.

0800 783 6000

Sounds right for your business?

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

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