Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

IT Application Specialist Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:20 Month(s)
Course Mode:Part Time
Start Date:FLX

Course Overview

The IT Application Specialist Advanced Level Apprenticeship builds on your existing IT skills to help you become an expert user and is for those who use a computer on a daily basis. It will improve computer skills, update knowledge and competence to use new versions of Microsoft Office and teach users new software packages. There are a wide range of job roles that would benefit from these courses including: administrators, designers, stock controllers, IT helpdesk assistants and managers. For this Level 3 programme emphasis is placed on improving the use of technology to improve efficiency.

Apprenticeships are made up of framework of qualifications and training based on testing competency and developing practical, occupational and transferable skills.

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills (QCF).

Mandatory Units:
• Improving Productivity Using IT
• Understanding the Potential of IT
• Develop Personal and Team Effectiveness using IT

Choose from a range of optional units to enhance your learning experience and tailor the programme to your individual training needs.

• Maths Level 2, English Level 2 and ICT Level 2
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities workbook
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

There is no upper age limit for Apprenticeships making it a course ideal for both those looking to start a career in a particular sector or those who are already employed and looking to get qualifications that recognise their experience and gives them opportunity to progress further in their career.

No learner fees. Employer fees as follows:
• 16-18 years old - fully government funded (no fees)
• 19-23 years old - fully funded for companies with less than 250 employees; employer fees apply for those with 250+ employees
• 24+ years old - partially-funded (employer fees apply)

Progression & Career Opportunities

There are a wide range of job roles that would benefit from these courses including: administrators, designers, stock controllers, IT helpdesk assistants and managers.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but the candidates must be working where using technology forms a substantial part of the job role.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

This programme is delivered in the workplace. Learners will be assessed in the workplace using a variety of methods including observation, questioning, professional discussions, witness testimonials and candidate work products and statements.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for an Apprenticeship, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on tel. 01223 418778 or by email Please also check out our current Apprenticeship vacancies on our website

Passport to Success

We will help you to develop a range of wider skills including English & Maths that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.