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Apprenticeship IT User NVQ - Level 2


This apprenticeship covers a wide range of job roles.  You may already be an excellent user of IT within your role or wish to develop further your range and level of IT user skills.  

Designed to improve your productivity within your role, this apprenticeship framework supports an individualised program tailored to your specific role. 


Depending upon your framework your apprenticeship could include the following modules:

·            Spreadsheet software

·            Word processing software

·            Website software

·            Presentation software

·            Improving productivity using IT

·            Database software

·            Internet

·            Using Email

·            Set up an IT system

·            IT Security for users

·            Audio software

·            Video software

·            Computerised accounts software

·            Design software

·            Imaging software

·            Data management software

·            Desktop publishing software


Entry requirements

No minimum entry requirements are necessary for the apprenticeship although ICT user skills at Level 1 would be desirable. 

Employers may have their own entry requirements.
However you should be:


·           employed in a role where you use IT regularly

·           motivated to succeed in your sector

·           willing to learn and apply that learning to the

·           able to demonstrate the potential to complete the  

·           willing to communicate effectively with a range of

·           literate and numerate


Start dates and fees

If you are between the age of 16 and 18, the apprenticeship is free of charge. If you are 19 and above your employer must pay a one off fee.

During your apprenticeship your employer is obliged to pay you a wage at the minimum rate for an apprentice.

For information on apprenticeship opportunities please visit our Vision Apprentices website.

How long is the course?

Your apprenticeship does not last for a fixed length of time.  It ends when all necessary components are completed, usually around 12 months.  The pace of your progress will depend very much upon your commitment.

How will I be assessed?

Some modules can be assessed in the workplace, where your current job role allows.  Some modules will mean you take City & Guilds assignments by attending a college learning centre on day release. 

Your apprenticeship can also be a mixture of both work placed assessment and City & Guilds assignments if appropriate.             

Your assessor will visit you once every two to three weeks for one to one support and assessment or you will attend college for one day a week. Alternatively you could have a combination of both scenarios.

Functional skills can be either assessed in the workplace, or if you are attending college, you may also do your functional skills on the same day.

What will I study?

As part of your apprenticeship you will cover the following:

·                          City & Guilds 7574 Level 2 ITQ Diploma

·                          City & Guilds Functional skills in 
                           Literacy & Numeracy at Level 1

·                          Employment Rights & Responsibilities

What can I go on to study?

Following on from the Level 2 there is the opportunity for progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3 and the potential to work in a supervisory role. 

The skills and knowledge you will acquire are highly transferable and will give you the best opportunity to develop a career in numerous IT related sectors.

How do I apply?

Before you can apply for this apprenticeship course you must already have found an employer who has agreed to take you on as an apprentice.


Next steps

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