The apprenticeship involves Level 2 Maths and English, 20% off-the-job training and an end-point assessment which you will sit with BCS. You will have membership of BCS for the duration of the course and up to a year afterwards.
The length of the course, depending on your previous skills, knowledge and qualfications, is 18 months and it entails one day a week of tuition either in College on on Microsoft Teams (this will be decided).
Please note that there are no vendor qualifications within this apprenticeship.
Your screening results, if you have no exemptions, should be at Level 2.
You need contracted employment of 30 hours minimum.
If you are over 19, your employer will pay 5% of the funding.
You need a laptop.
Apprentice Sam Mount is helping Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel to improve its social media presence. He is one of three apprentices recruited by the hotel across its operations in a new partnership with Derby College. One of the city’s top boutique establishments, the hotel is a business focused on customer experience, and values its social media credibility highly.
Sam’s work plays an important role in communicating and engaging with customers as well as building the hotel brand through creative platforms. He attends Derby College on day release every two months as he works towards an NVQ award.
While the social side of university life appealed to me, I wasn’t convinced that I wanted to study for three years, especially when there was no guarantee of a job at the end of it. I’d always been interested in both the software and hardware aspects of computer technology, so when I saw the social media opportunity on the national apprenticeship website, I decided to give it a go.