Advanced Apprenticeship in IT Application Specialist

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title IT Application Specialist
Code IT3
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Part Time


This Apprenticeship teaches you many technical skills that will enable you to work within the IT industry. There are many, varied roles in IT covering technical support, coding/programming and design. We work with a vast range of IT employers including computer repair companies and graphic/interactive design agencies.


IT plays a big part in almost all organisations so it is important that companies are able to keep technologies up to date, fix any problems and stay on top of tech trends. This makes both the business processes and customer's user expeience easier.


As an IT apprentice your job role will mostly depend on your employer. Currently we have many Apprentices working within design agencies, some in design roles creating marketing campaigns and materials or websites and others in developer roles such as web developers. Other IT roles include those in IT support, such as providing support within a School, working on the helpdesk of an IT support company or repairing computers.


The skills you learn whilst undertaking an IT Apprenticeship are transerrable to other jobs within the industry and provide a great stepping stone into an exciting and growing industry.



  • IT Helpdesk Support
  • IT Supervisor
  • Website Manager



The Intermediate Apprenticeship in IT Application Specialist consists of the following:

  • Level 3 ITQ Diploma in IT User Skills (QCF)
  • Level 3 Functional Skills in ICT
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Application of Number
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Communication
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Booklet

You may be exempt from some of the above depending on previous qualifications.

How will it be delivered?

As an Apprenticeship is work based learning you will spend the majority of your time with the employer. You will have contact with your assessor whilst at work and they will come to see you in the work place every 4-8 weeks to do reviews. You will also attend half day training sessions at the Training Centre where you will work on your knowledge based qualifications.

Entry requirements

This job role is perfect for someone who is tech-savvy and who enjoys a challenge. No formal qualifications are required but you must have the ability to complete the QCF (NVQ) and Functional Skills (if applicable).

Your next steps...

Opportunity to go onto an Advanced Apprenticeship and the possibility to gain permanent employment.