Are you interested in a career in IT? Do you want to help ensure the effective running of businesses and organisations, potentially around the globe, in this rapidly evolving industry? Perhaps you’d like to work in cyber security or work as an IT technician? If so, then take the first step today by joining our IT based route to employment course and start your journey towards a career in this high demand sector.

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/ course description

As part of our IT based Route to Employment course you will receive:

    • An introduction to IT terminologies and technologies
    • The fundamentals of computer hardware
    • The fundamentals of computer software
    • The fundamentals of network systems
    • The fundamentals of security concepts
  • Employability classes, giving you the skills you need to stand out to an employer – from the first impression given by your CV and cover letter, through to what to wear at interview and how you will be expected to behave in a work environment.
  • If you need them, we can also support you to secure your maths and/or English qualifications up to level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE re-take. If you already have your maths and/or English we will support you to further develop your skills in these areas specifically tailored to working in IT, eg programming, databases and secure communications.

To find out more about our Route to Employment course and all the support available to you, click here >

/ qualification

Level 2 Functional Skills

/ duration

18-months

/ eligibility

Level 2 or lower

/ progression

Once you have completed your introduction to IT you will be able to identify and explain basic computer systems, networking principles, identify compatibility issues and identify/prevent basic security risks. This will give you the skills, knowledge and experience you need to progress on to an ICT apprenticeship in IT Support.

Potential career options with an ICT level 3 apprenticeship qualification in IT Support include:

      • 1st and 2nd line support technician
      • Data centre support technician
      • First-line support
      • Help desk support
      • IT field technician
      • IT support analyst
      • IT support officer
      • Maintenance support technician
      • IT technician
      • Once you have completed your ICT level 3 apprenticeship you could progress on to full-time employment within an IT support environment and/or level 4 qualifications such as cyber security and network engineering.

Find out more about IT apprenticeships here >