What is the Information Communications Technician Apprenticeship?
We are thrilled to begin delivering the Information Communications Technician later this year. This will replace the level 3 Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship programme.
At NowSkills, we strive for success and this is achieved through our dedicated apprentices, trusted employer-partners and our subject-specialist tutors. The Information Communications Technician Apprenticeship will instil apprentices with the attitudes and behaviours to begin a meaningful career.
The 12-15 month Information Communications Technician apprenticeship is ideal for anyone who enjoys testing infrastructure components and providing IT support. The programme will involve problem-solving, troubleshooting and configuring computer systems.
After successful completion of the Information Communications Technician programme, the roles apprentices should expect to apply for include, Cloud Technician, Help desk support, Network field operative and many others.
Roles and responsibilities of an Information Communications Technician
As an Information Communications Technician, apprentices should expect to provide efficient operation and control of IT infrastructure, to both internal and external customers. Apprentices will contribute to the preparation for updated or changed services, operation of the change process and the monitoring of the performance of services and systems.
How is the course structured?
The Data Technician apprenticeship is structured in the same way as other Level 3 apprenticeships, provided by NowSkills.
Training will take place in our classroom locations, online and face to face with our mentors. Your employer’s line manager will also support you and teach you skills.
As a NowSkills IT Apprentice, you will be assigned a supportive and well-experienced tutor who will provide tasks and targets to you to help you obtain the best possible grade.
Entry requirements to become an Information Communications apprentice
Individual employers will set the selection criteria. It is likely to include:
- Grades A*-C (9-4 equivalent) in English and mathematics
- a science or technology qualification is desirable but not essential
- or a relevant Level 2 Apprenticeship
- a qualification or part-qualification in a related area at a lower or the same level would be advantageous, but not required
Having a passion for IT will help Information Communications Technician apprentices gain the most out of their apprenticeship programme.
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