Digital Skills Apprenticeships
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We work with all the latest digital standards and create our own bespoke delivery plans which cater to the employer as well as the learner.
All our courses start at various points throughout the year. Our aim is to start the process of onboarding the learner at the start of a month.
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The Top 3 Courses at Present

Junior Content Marketer

Content Marketers are essential to any creative team. With this apprenticeship trainees will create content that meets clients` needs; whether it’s for digital, social media, broadcast, or print. This way, helping businesses reach their target audience effectively.

Infrastructure Technician

An Infrastructure Technician provides support to internal and external stakeholders, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and troubleshoot non-routine problems. The Infrastructure Technician sets people up on systems and provides support when they need it, rectifying issues to maintain the organization’s productivity.

Software Development Technician

A Software Development Technician typically works as part of a software development team, to build simple software components to be used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects.

We can deliver Onsite or Remotely online no matter where your learner is, whether at home or in the office.

Cyber Intrusion Analyst

The job of a Cyber Intrusion Analyst is to detect breaches in network security for escalation to incident response or other determined functions.

Cyber Security Technologist

A Cyber Security Technologist`s job is to apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures, and mitigations to protect organizations’ systems and users.
Data Analyst

Data Analyst

Data Analysts collect, organize and study data to provide business insight. Data analysts are typically involved with managing, cleansing, abstracting, and aggregating data, and conducting a range of analytical studies on that data.
Digital Community Manager

Digital Community Manager

Digital Community Managers are the ‘public face’ online for an organization. They implement their communication strategy to support their business objectives.
Digital Marketer

Digital Marketer

A digital marketer will typically be working as part of a team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall marketing plan or campaign. The marketer will work on marketing briefs and instructions. They will normally report to a digital marketing manager, a marketing manager, or an IT Manager.

Digital Support Technician

The broad purpose of a Digital Support Technician is to maximize the effective use of digital office technologies, productivity software, digital communications, including collaborative technologies, and digital information systems to achieve objectives.
Infrastructure Technician

Infrastructure Technician

An Infrastructure Technician provides support to internal and external stakeholders, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and troubleshoot non-routine problems. The Infrastructure Technician sets people up on systems and provides support when they need it, rectifying issues to maintain the organization’s productivity.
IS Business Analyst

IS Business Analyst

IS (Information Systems) Business Analysis is an advisory role that provides a critical layer of challenge and scrutiny for organizations who wish to deliver BA change successfully. IS Business Analysis enables organizations to “do the thing right.
IT Solutions Technician

IT Solutions Technician

IT Solutions Technicians develop, implement, and maintain complete IT solutions, including their hardware infrastructure (such as servers and networks) and software (such as operating systems, middleware, and applications).
IT Technical Salesperson

IT Technical Salesperson

The primary role of an IT Technical Salesperson is to sell a company’s technical products and services. They need good knowledge and understanding of the portfolio of technologies that are available. They work to maintain good relationships with existing clients, gaining repeat business wherever possible from customers both internal and external, UK or internationally.
Junior Content Marketer

Junior Content Marketer

Content Marketers are essential to any creative team. With this apprenticeship trainees will create content that meets clients` needs; whether it’s for digital, social media, broadcast, or print. This way, helping businesses reach their target audience effectively.
Network Cable Installer

Network Cable Installer

The role of the network cable installer is to install, terminate, test, and certify network cable infrastructure components in accordance with National and International industry standards.
Network Engineer

Network Engineer

Network Engineers design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organization or between organizations.
Software Developer

Software Developer

The primary function of a Software Developer is to build and test simple, high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. A developer will typically be working as part of a larger team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall project.
Software Development Technician

Software Development Technician

A Software Development Technician typically works as part of a software development team, to build simple software components to be used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects.
Software Tester

Software Tester

The primary role of a Software Tester is to ensure that software operates as intended. Testers typically design and prepare test plans and conduct software testing as appropriate to ensure that software is fit for purpose. They document and report the results of testing activities. They have a good understanding of the software lifecycle and software development practices.
Unified Communications (until early 2021)

Unified Communications (until early 2021)

The main role of a Unified Communications Technician is to establish and maintain communications systems under supervision. They use a range of remote and physical tools and equipment. They install basic communication hardware and software.
Unified Communications Troubleshooter

Unified Communications Troubleshooter

The main responsibility of a Unified Communications Trouble Shooter is to provide customers (internal or external) with a specialist technical service to set them up on unified communications systems and to resolve problems when they arise. This service can be delivered face-to-face, on the phone, or online.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time can I spend training?

This is set out in an agreement with your employer. Training can be weekly, monthly, block release or a mixture. You must spend 20% of your time on training activities, some of which is direct contact with your trainer and attendance is required.

You can read about time management for apprentices here.

Can I take a holiday during an apprenticeship?

Your training is part of your work and is underpinned by your job contract. Therefore, your employer still handles things such as holiday under normal employment law.

Before committing to an apprenticeship, you must make yourself aware of any specific requirements that cannot be adapted for you e.g. compulsory training sessions that cannot be scheduled again.

If you have started training, you should inform your trainer as early as possible that you will be away and they can instruct you as to how to make up for lost time.

Apprenticeships are vocational training therefore any job can continue during an apprenticeship – the key is to put all preparations in place so that scheduling and delivery formats are discussed and agreed up front.

How do I choose which Apprenticeship Standard I should pursue?

Apprenticeship Standards have been designed collaboratively by training providers and employers. They are focused on a set of job roles, all of which require the knowledge, skills and behaviours that the apprenticeship training delivers or prepares you for.

If you answer yes to the below two questions for any particular apprenticeship standard, then you should consider it:

  • Do I want to do this job and progress in this line of work?
  • Do I want to learn these knowledge, skills and behaviours?
How do I progress my career using an apprenticeship?

The key to career progress has not changed. You must excel first in your job role so that you can move onto adding even more value in your organisation. The apprenticeship format ensures all your achievements and wins are celebrated and recognised, but it is up to you to make them happen. You should always actively seek out what results are expected from you at work and deliver them. You can read more in our guide on how to build a strong work ethic.

As an apprentice, you receive an increased amount of support with your career aims from Commun-IT, the training provider. You can speak to us about your goals, you can raise concerns, you can ask for assistance and guidance and most importantly, you can learn how to overcome any obstacle in the workplace or in your personal life. A job with no setbacks is a great place to be.

How is an apprenticeship examined or tested?

Apprenticeship Standards may have knowledge exams. In those cases, you receive a certificate per exam and they are normally booked in after your studies for the respective exam are complete.

The application of your knowledge and skills is primarily recorded by your work output from assignments that your trainer sets, and your tasks in the workplace. There is typically a desired format in which you should present your work, which collectively is called your portfolio. It should contain evidence of you having covered every aspect of your apprenticeship standard.

It can be difficult to prove your behaviour standards yourself, therefore your trainer and your employer will observe you, write witness statements, references and perhaps other documents to give your Assessor evidence of these things.

Finally, the Assessor will observe you at work and also interview you.

In some courses, a synoptic project is required. This is a project that you are given to complete under exam conditions, but it is ‘open book’. You are able to look at your previous work and use the internet. 

The assessment comes at the end of an apprenticeship and is called an End Point Assessment (EPA). Your employer must decide that you are ready for it before the training provider can enter you. If a portfolio is required, this must also be completed before you are entered or within a limited time frame afterwards (but before your final assessment).

How old do I have to be?

Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 and above. The purpose of an apprenticeship is training, therefore its suitability is based on training needs, not age.

People of all ages including 50+ undertake training for their current or new job role. There are particular benefits in the apprenticeship format, which make it one of the most attractive choices for career progression and education. Read more in our comparison of apprenticeships to other types of education and training.

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