IT Software & Web Professionals Higher Apprenticeship Level 4
The IT industry develops computer solutions that help businesses and individuals become more successful in their work. IT professionals serve customers in all types of business. They could be developing software or websites, helping companies set up new systems, or training people to use their IT facilities. This course allows you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, required for their immediate job and future career. The programme covers a range of web and telecoms duties and includes a range of mandatory unit and optional units, which will be determined by their relevance to the individual’s job role.
Entry requirementsGrade requirements:
- Grades A*-C or 9-5 in GCSE English and maths, or equivalent
Plus one or more of the following…
- A-Levels or equivalent educational attainment
- A full Level 3 apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals
- A full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject(s) (ideally 160-260 UCAS points).
- Employment in an IT role for a number of years.
Entry will also be subject to a successful interview as it will be necessary to check that there is a reasonable expectation of achieving the required outcomes of the higher apprenticeship through your employment
The HNC/HND will consist of a number of units, which could include:
- Website design
- Web application development
- Multimedia design
- Digital image creation
- Procedural programming
- Event driven programming
- Programming in .Net
- Computer games design
- Computer systems
You will also work towards the Level 4 Diploma in Professional Competence. You will select the units for this with your employer and the College.
The HNC/HND is fully assessed through assignments.
You will gain the following qualifications:
Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals OCR Level 4 Diploma (Competence qualification)
Edexcel BTED Level 4 HND in Computing and Systems Development (Knowledge qualification)
Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing and Systems Development (Knowledge qualification)
It may be possible to complete some vendor qualifications as part of your qualification.
Further study and career optionsFurther study: On successful completion of this course you could top up your HND to a full degree at university.
Future careers: This apprenticeship framework provides you with the skills, knowledge and competence required to become an IT, Software, Web or Telecoms Professional in a wide range of job roles such as IT technical support, software developer, web developer, database administrator and network planner.