Infrastructure Technician Advanced Apprenticeship
Start Date: 5th September 2022
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Have you thought about a career in IT? Like the idea of earning while you learn?
The Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship a great route into a career in IT. An Infrastructure Technician provides support to internal and external customers, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and trouble shoot non-routine problems.
The Infrastructure Technician sets people up on systems and provides support when they need it and sorting out issues to maintain the organisation’s productivity.
If you are passionate about IT and enjoy helping people, this apprenticeship is an ideal first step into a career in networking, business, cloud services, software development and mobile computing and other related digital technologies.
3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths
What will I achieve?
Once you successfully complete this course you will a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship.
What will I learn?
- Business principles
- Network and architecture
- Mobile and operating systems
- Cloud services
- Coding and logic
How is the course taught?
- One-to-one and group tutorials
- Theory and practical
- Online learning
- Workplace activity
How am I assessed?
- End point assessment
- Employer reference
- Portfolio of workplace evidence
- Synoptic exam
English and Maths
English and maths continues to be taught as part of this programme of learning, to help you enhance your skills further your English and maths ability.
Where can I progress?
After you have successfully completed the Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship, you will be able to start a job in industry or progress your studies on a BSc Digital Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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