An apprenticeship in a genuine job, with training, meaning apprentices learn and gain skills and professional competencies in their chosen career, whilst receiving a wage.
Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focussed and know which career path they want to follow. They offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time study.
This programme is aimed at people who are employed, or are seeking employment. You will need to be 16 years of age or over. Apprenticeships are available at level 2 and level 3.
An apprenticeship is a genuine job, with training. Apprentices will learn and gain professional competencies in their chosen career, whilst receiving a wage. Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focused and know which career they want to follow. All apprenticeships offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time education. From April 2020, the apprenticeship minimum wage is £4.15 per hour. For further information on salaries, visit gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.
4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including Maths or English OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in Maths or English.
Relevant work experience will also be considered
Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.
• Employment, for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with training in the workplace
• Assessor visits in the workplace every 3 – 4 weeks
• Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 dependent on current qualifications
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities
• ICT Level 2
The apprenticeship is made up of qualifications and learning that will provide apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to become competent in their chosen job role.
The apprenticeship is achieved with the completion of three mandatory units:
• Improving Productivity Using IT
• Understanding the potential of IT
• Developing Personal and Team Effectiveness Using IT
Optional units include:
• Audio Software
• Specialist Software or Bespoke Software
• Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database & Presentation Software
• Using Email
• Using Mobile IT Devices
• Using the Internet
• Website Software
All students are required to study functional English and maths qualifications or GCSE Maths and/or English if not already awarded a GCSE grade C/4 or higher in these subjects.
This course is continuously assessed in the workplace by portfolio building, on the job assessment, presentations and some exams.
Once you have gained employment you could start this programme at any time of the year.
On completion of this course you will receive a Diploma at Level 2 in IT User Skills and Functional Skills.
• Complete an Apprenticeship Application Form and return to: The Admissions Officer, Lancaster & Morecambe College, Morecambe Road, Lancaster,
• If you are already employed then contact The Apprenticeship Team on 01524 521385
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