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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 4 Courses at Present

IS Business Analyst

  • Remove the risk of inaccurate requirements, and considerably mitigate the risk of incomplete requirements for the development of all aspects of solutions, computerized or not.

  • Improve user involvement by defining why and how they are going to participate in the context and scope of the solution.

  • Create Realistic Expectations that are specific, measurable, achievable, and relevant to the business owners of the project.

Digital Community Manager

  • Develop a relationship with other brands and partner with them.

  • Get valuable, raw product feedback and improve your product/service and exceed your customer’s expectations.

  • Turn customers into loyal fans and watch your retention numbers grow by the day.

Cyber Security Technologist

  • Protect networks and data from unauthorized access and build your reputation amongst your customers.

  • Faster recovery times in the event of a breach.

  • Improved stakeholder confidence in your information security arrangements.

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.
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.
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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 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 much will I be paid?

The gov.uk 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”.

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