IT Application Specialist - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship
Why this apprenticeship?
The Level 2 IT Application Specialist is suitable for those whose main job role is to use IT applications in support of colleagues or customers in any sector or industry.
The learner will develop competency in order to plan, select and use appropriate IT tools and applications for the task. Learners will then progress their approaches to improve personal effectiveness and business productivity using IT.
The qualification will build the learners skills to enhance their personal and team effectiveness through the application of IT whilst gaining further knowledge and insight into the wider use of IT across their organisation.
Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for an apprenticeship. You cannot be self-employed and must have lived in the UK or EU for the past three years to be eligible.
The Level 2 apprenticeship is an intermediate level equivalent to five good GCSE passes. Apprentices work towards a qualification/skill such as an NVQ/Diploma Level 2, Functional Skills and in some areas a relevant technical certificate diploma. These provide the skills you need for your chosen career and allow progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.
Why choose an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable skills whilst working. We are a major provider of apprenticeships in the South East, helping employers to find the right apprentice for their business or upskill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed.
This course will support you to achieve:
- Software Applications
- Communication and Productivity Tools
- Maintaining Simple Websites
- System and Personal Security
- Configuring and Using Operating Systems
- Using Office Applications
The diploma element will be delivered and supported in the workplace and college. If Functional Skills are required, this element will be delivered in the classroom.
Why the MET?
Our industry experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.
Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus.
Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.
How much will I earn?
Apprenticeships are paid training schemes. You will learn and earn at the same time.
Wages will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship, but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16 – 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their studies. From April 2018, this is £3.70 per hour and from April 2019 it will increase to £3.90 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate. After a year, all apprentices need to be paid the minimum wage for their age. For more information please see the Government NMW web page.
How long does an apprenticeship take?
An apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level and subject area. As a guide, an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship around 18 to 24 months.
What might my working hours be?
Apprentices are required to have a minimum of 30 contracted hours with an employer who will agree working patterns. Expect 20% of your contracted time to be dedicated to your apprenticeship training.