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What's Involved

This Apprenticeship programme is designed for new entrants to a role in the IT & Telecoms sector, and to provide progression and re-skilling routes for existing IT Professionals.

The duration of this apprenticeship is generally 12-18 months.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Maths Grade C or Functional Skill in Maths Level 2;
  • GCSE English Language Grade C or Functional Skill in English Level 2;
  • GCSE ICT Grade C or Functional Skill in ICT Level 2;
  • Working in a job role such Software/ Web Developer, Desktop Support Engineer, Network Planner, Database Administrator, Network Engineer or Software Tester.

Where will it take me?

By the end of your apprenticeship you will have achieved:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT & Telecoms Professionals;
  • Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT;
  • Functional Skill in Maths Level 2 (if required);
  • Functional Skill in English Level 2 (if required);
  • Functional Skill in ICT Level 2 (if required);
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities;
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.

The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship programme offers successful apprentices the opportunity to further progress in their studies and go on to undertake a related IT degree programme. They could select from Bachelor’s degrees, Foundation degrees, Higher Nationals or another higher level qualification, in areas such as Computing, Business Information Systems, IT or Telecommunications. Apprentices may also elect to continue within their job role and pursue their learning by undertaking additional technical, business or managerial level training and qualifications.

Apprentices who have completed a Level 3 apprenticeship programme have often progressed within their career to take on team leader or senior level positions, utilising their expanding technical expertise – and guiding and training others within the organisation.

Course Assessment Method

You will be assessed using a range of methods such as; Direct observation of tasks or activities, examination of work products produced by learners (e.g. diary notes, site notes, completed reports), examination of witness testimonies from people, other than the assessor, who are prepared to provide statements detailing specific details of learners’ performance, review of records of ‘question and answer’ sessions covering specific aspects of the knowledge and understanding and Professional discussion. All of these assessment methods will build your portfolio of evidence.

Where and When

IT Advanced Apprenticeship

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
J446PRG-18 Part Time 10/09/2018 N/A £0 On Request N/A
J446PRG-19 Part Time 02/09/2019 N/A £0 On Request N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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2020-21 Course Guide

Havering College Course Guide 2020/21

Ofsted 2016 Report