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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 Level 3 Courses at Present

Junior Content Marketer

  • Keyword/Market Analysis

  • Update Website SEO

  • Social Media Marketing Campaign Created

Infrastructure Technician

  • Hardware Maintenance/Troubleshooting

  • Networking Maintenance & Troubleshooting

  • Knowledge Of Up-To-Date Hardware & Software

Software Development Technician

  • Produce Clean, Efficient Code Based On Specifications

  • Verify & Deploy Programs And Systems

  • Troubleshoot, Debug & Upgrade Existing Software

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

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

How much will I be paid?

The website displays the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices as £4.30 per hour as of April 2021, for the first year of employment.

The apprentice wage makes it possible for employers to still give paid job opportunities to unqualified staff. The employer does however, undertake a commitment to spend their own time and resource (both do cost the employer money) to help you get qualified and pass your course.

In your own career development, it is important to gain an understanding of your value as an employee. You must learn to record your results (deliverables) and achievements both quantitatively and qualitatively, as they serve a basis for negotiating your pay and the opportunities made available to you.

If you really are motivated to reach your peak performance, read our article on “Intrapreneurship”.

What if I already have a job but want an apprenticeship qualification?

The job role must be valid for the qualification and suggested job roles are listed in our course descriptions for each of our courses.

You must be in a job to do an apprenticeship, therefore if your current role is eligible for the qualification (job description, contracted hours etc.), you might be able to ask your employer to sign you up as an apprentice in their organisation. This would mean that 20% of your working hours would be dedicated to training and not working on the job. You can request assistance from Commun-IT if you need to have this discussion with your employer.

For a Commun-IT apprenticeship, your work hours per week should be 31 or higher. If the job is not relevant to the Qualification Standard, you must find a job that is. You can check our vacancies here, and/or have us contact you if a suitable vacancy arises by filling in this form.

You are not prevented from having another job separate from your apprenticeship job. If you wish to undertake an additional job such that you can pursue an apprenticeship qualification, you can do so. However, if you are not performing your job properly as a apprentice, or you are lacking in your training, both the training provider and the employer have a right to end your apprenticeship.

Who will train me?

For your off-the-job training with your training provider, you will be assigned to a trainer for your course. They will sometimes train you in a group class and sometimes directly. They can also observe you at work and attend meetings with your employer. They will also receive support from other staff at Commun-IT to help you. Specialist modules in your training might be delivered by a different trainer too.

For your on-the-job training, you can ask your workplace to provide a mentor for you. This does not have to be your manager. A mentor can support and guide you. However, your manager may also perform this duty. Your employer may make other training arrangements for you that are necessary for your role such as First Aid.

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.

What are the main benefits of an apprenticeship?
  • You can work, learn and earn, all at the same time. It does not get better than that when it comes to developing yourself in all areas whilst affording sustenance and a social life.
  • You have two expert sources of knowledge. The workplace gives you the real world hands-on view of what that job is like to do and how to be the best. The training provider makes sure you are equipped to grow your knowledge and skills by yourself by understanding the academic basis for everything you are expected to do. Both places also provide additional support and guidance for your personal and career development. Therefore, an apprenticeship is like a launchpad for your future.
  • An apprenticeship has flexibility. You can arrange the sort of training schedule that helps you do well, by agreeing this up front with your employer. They will represent your preferences when they discuss their own preferences with us. You might before to train just a few hours a day rather than a full day for example, so that you get to work everyday too. Much is possible.
  • You can make a lot of friends and build your professional network so that in future, they can connect you with other opportunities. You should aim to earn everyone’s respect and be seen as a genuine worker and team member – you should not be expecting any special treatment, but rather aim to get a proper and real experience of the job. A real experience is what other academic based courses in university for instance, often cannot give you.

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