Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

IT Professional Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:18 Month(s) maximum
Course Mode:Part Time
Start Date:FLX

Course Overview

The IT Professional Intermediate Level Apprenticeship is designed to train and develop IT Professionals employed in a broad range of roles providing IT services. Ideal for those looking to work, or starting out as a systems analyst, system support technician, web designer or software developer. As well as covering basic hardware and software, the programme includes concepts such as networking, IT security and systems analysis and design.  Emphasis is also placed on the ability of the learner to communicate and provide excellent customer service.

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

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (PROCOM) (QCF)

Mandatory Units
• Develop own effectiveness and professionalism
• Health and Safety in ICT at Level 1

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

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in IT Systems and Principles for Apprentices (QCF)

This qualification is delivered on day-release which includes Cisco IT Essentials, IT Security and Networking.

• Functional Skills in Maths Level 1, English Level 1 and ICT Level 1
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities workbook
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

This apprenticeship takes 12-18 months to complete and has a flexible start date. 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 learners 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

This programme provides an excellent start to a career in IT offering a good grounding and more in practical and people skills. Progression follows naturally onto our IT Professional Advanced Apprenticeship. Other potential routes could be further education or another suitable Level 3 work-based qualification.

Entry Requirements

Although there is no minimum entry requirement for this course, all apprentices should be aware that there is a significant amount of learning involved in the programme, including technical training and, in most cases, personal study will be required. Previous qualifications in IT, Engineering, Science or Maths may be an advantage but are not required by all employers.

A suitable role for this framework would involve supporting others with their IT needs.  This could include IT User Support, Database Assistants & Clerks, Computer Engineers, IT Operations Technicians and Software Professionals, but there are many roles that could be considered suitable.

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 with a mixture of day-release and visits from your assessor at your place of work.  Day-release takes place 1 day each week during term-time.  Credit will be given for those with prior experience, knowledge and qualifications, which can cut down on the amount of day-release needed to complete this programme.

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.