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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This pathway covers all job roles for advanced IT application specialists working in any industry sector. 

Entry requirements

GCSE passes in English and Maths graded A-C would be advantageous.

You also need to be:

  • A proactive fast learner
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Able to focus on assisting customers and colleagues, and find solutions to problems
  • Able to pay good attention to detail and to deliver what is required, when it is required
  • Open to change, with the ability to focus on the requirements of your organisation at all times.

Course Content

  • Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at your workplace via observations, personal reports, witness testimonies, work products and questions and answers.

Functional Skills will be assessed via exams.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to have any personal protective equipment (PPE) required to legally and safely undertake your role.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to a Level 4 programme in Information Technology.

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Sam Lavelle

Sam	Lavelle

Digital Marketing apprentice Sam meets Prime Minister during London Fashion Week

Working for prestigious knitwear brand John Smedley has brought marketing apprentice Sam Lavelle lots of exciting opportunities – not least meeting the Prime Minister at London Fashion Week.Sam, who is taking digital marketing qualifications via Derby College as part of his apprenticeship, was among a number of UK fashion apprentices who spoke with Theresa May during the event.The Prime Minister was there to champion the UK's fashion industry – and highlight the vital contribution apprenticeships make in ensuring the sector remains a global leader.Sam, who has been with John Smedley since April, is delighted to have the chance to work alongside highly experienced and knowledgeable people on a daily basis.He is also enjoying working towards an OCR in IT through Derby College which will further his digital marketing skills.Sam said:

It's great. My tutors are supportive and I'm assessed in the workplace so I don't have to go into college. A lot of my learning is done online, which is also very convenient, and my assessors are flexible with meetings.
"Digital marketing is a big part of my role at John Smedley and I'm heavily involved in producing social media and other written website content for the company's central hub.

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