IT & Telecoms

This MA programme is created by utilising the Higher National (HN) Computing Framework, using both core and optional HN units. All apprentices will have the opportunity to gain an HNC award in Computing and an option after Year 1 to progress onto HND Computing Software Development, HND Computing Technical Support, HND Computer Science or individual HN units. Alongside the HN units the apprentices are also offered opportunities to gain professional certification.
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A clear progression route

The Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in IT & Telecoms comprises two parts - a work-based qualification and a college-based programme designed to suit the needs of the individuals business.

The work-based qualification is carried out in the workplace with candidates providing evidence to prove their competence in their work related tasks. The evidence of this is gathered and assessed using an online portfolio system.

The additional programme uses both industry and educational qualifications to create a bespoke course which meets both the business needs of the employer and provides a clear progression route for the apprentice.

Course Information

01 What the student receives

The Apprentices work towards the Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals (SCQF Level 6). As well as that, they work towards an additional qualification to suit the needs of the apprentice and the business in which they work. This is usually a day-release programme at College.

02 What’s covered

For the work based qualification, the apprentices must complete personal effectiveness and health and safety units. The remainder of the units chosen are geared towards the role of the apprentice in the work place and cover areas such as Interpersonal and Written Communication, Customer Care, IT and Telecom Systems, Managing Software, Programming, Fault Diagnosis, Technical Advice and Guidance, Data Modelling, Systems Architecture, Computer Applications, Databases, Website Software, Social Media in Business, etc.

03 Career Prospects on completion

Upon completion of the Modern Apprenticeship, the goal is career progression with the existing organisation. Roles the MA will be qualified for include:-

  • Database Administrator
  • Desktop Support Manager
  • Systems Administrator
  • Applications Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Java Developer
  • C# -.Net Developer
  • SQL Developer
  • Front End Developer
  • Database Developer/Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Web Developer
04 Entry Requirements

We advise at least a good group of Standard Grades or National 5s in the areas of mathematics, computing and/or science subjects.

One Higher in mathematics, computing and/or science subjects is desirable.

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