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Apprentices

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is employment with training, so as an apprentice you will benefit from gaining recognised qualifications alongside gaining job specific skills.  As an apprentice you will be in employment earning a wage and working alongside experienced staff.  You will also get time (approximately 1 day per week) for study related to role supported by academic staff in our risual Academies and our industry qualified assessors who will visit you in your workplace.

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Looking for an exciting new career?

Risual apprenticeships are designed by industry experts risual, a Microsoft Gold Partner covering the whole Microsoft stack.

By completing your apprenticeship with risual you will be undertaking actual industry standard Microsoft certified qualifications, these include:

MTA Networking Fundamentals
MTA Software Fundamentals
MTA HTML5
MTA Mobility and Devices
MTA Cloud Fundamentals

And also some MCP exams including the MCP Cloud Fundamentals in our specialist Microsoft Azure Apprenticeship.

Want to earn while you learn through to degree level?

Our apprenticeships are available from Level 3 through to degree level, so you can still become a graduate in an IT pathway whilst also gaining work experience, but with no debt and earning a wage!

Wales

About the Course

This Apprenticeship framework provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to become an IT, Software, Web or Telecoms Professional in a wide range of job roles such as:

  • IT Technical Support
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Telecoms Engineer Network Planner

The Apprenticeship programme combines skills and knowledge with employment in an IT role, meaning that apprentices are paid throughout the programme. Apprentices can apply and improve their skills in the workplace to complement the instructor-led learning.

Our apprenticeships are designed to address the Digital Skills shortage in the region and are funded or part funded by the European Social Fund.

Programme Duration 

  • Minimum 12 months
  • 1 day per week in college
  • Work based Assessment  

What will I receive? 

  • Qualifications 
  • L2 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT & Telecoms Professionals 
  • L2 Diploma in IT 
  • ESW Communication L1 
  • ESW Application of Number L1  
  • ESW IT L1 

Possible Employment Outcomes: 

  • Support Technician  
  • Website Administrator 
  • Helpdesk Professional  

Progression 

L2 apprentices could progress onto a Level 3 Digital Skills Apprenticeship or other higher level qualification. 

Programme Duration 

  • Minimum 18 -24 months  
  • 1 day per week in college  
  • Work based Assessment  

What will I receive? 

  • Qualifications 
  • L3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT & Telecoms Professionals 
  • L3 Diploma in IT 
  • ESW Communication L2 
  • ESW Application of Number L2  
  • ESW IT L2 

Possible Employment Outcomes 

  • Software/Web Developer 
  • Desktop Support Engineer 
  • Network Planner 
  • Database Administrator  
  • Network Engineer 
  • Software Tester 

Progression 

L3 apprentices could progress onto a Level 4 Digital Skills Apprenticeship or other higher level qualification. 

L4 IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professional (Wales) Apprenticeship Framework 

Programme Duration 

  • Minimum 36 months  
  • 1 day per week in college  
  • Work based Assessment  

What will I receive? 

  • Qualifications 
  • L4 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT & Telecoms Professionals 
  • L4 Diploma/HND in IT 
  • ESW Communication L2 
  • ESW Application of Number L2  
  • ESW IT L2 

Possible Employment Outcomes 

  • IT Project Manager 
  • Analyst Developer 
  • IT Service Manager 
  • IT Security Analyst  
  • Network/Telecoms Manager 

Progression 

L4 apprentices could progress onto a full degree or other higher level qualification. 

L4 Data Analytics (Wales) Apprenticeship Framework  

 

About the Course 

This Apprenticeship framework at Level 4 provides the skills and knowledge to become a professional in the field of Data Analytics (which includes Big Data). The framework covers jobs in areas such as: 

  • Business Intelligence  
  • Data Warehouse ETL (Extract, Transform and Load)  
  • Data Analysis  
  • Data Modelling  
  • Data Mining  
  • Data(base) Management 

Programme Duration 

  • Minimum 24 – 36 months  
  • 1 day per week in college  
  • Work based Assessment  

What will I receive? 

  • L4 Diploma in Data Analytics 
  • ESW Communication L2 
  • ESW Application of Number L2  
  • ESW IT L2 

Possible Employment Outcomes 

  • Data Analyst  
  • Data Manager 

Progression 

Following the completion of the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship framework, successful apprentices will be able to follow up on their knowledge studies and continue on to complete full Honours degree programmes