This pathway covers all job roles for advanced IT application specialists working in any industry sector.
GCSE passes in English and Maths graded A-C would be advantageous.
You also need to be:
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.
You will need to have any personal protective equipment (PPE) required to legally and safely undertake your role.
You can progress to a Level 4 programme in Information Technology.
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.