Are you a young person with a strong passion and interest for IT? With 3aaa you can turn this passion into an exciting career that will completely change your life. Combining the technical skills you will learn within your local academy and the real life industry skills that you will learn with your employer, an Apprenticeship is a great chance to kick start you career!

3aaa has become the provider of choice for organisations with IT requirements varying from large multinational organisations to SMEs who can benefit from the excellent training programme which is designed to meet employer demand whilst also preparing young people for their future careers.

Our Technology Apprenticeships start throughout the year in over 40 different locations across the country and our dedicated teams will support you every step of the way to prepare you for interviews and help you to find your dream job. This exciting, up to date programme is specifically designed to help create the opportunity for young people like you to start on the pathway to success.

key facts

simple facts you need to know

  • Lvl 3 Diploma in IT and Telecoms Professionals
  • 12monthsCourse length
  • 10weeks3aaa Academy training
  • £3.40per hourMinimum Apprentice Wage

technical details

the important stuff

How will my training be delivered?
Training will be delivered by our industry experienced team by attending your local Academy, through independent study and ongoing training in the work place. We deliver a 12 month programme where you will initially attend the Academy every other week for a total of up to 10 training weeks. The remaining time is spent in the work place with your employer, putting the skills that you are learning in place within a real life industry. 3aaa will provide ongoing support and guidance to help you build a foundation for a life changing career opportunity
Course Length:
Minimum of 12 months – progressing onto Level 4 at our discretion. Overall it will be a 2 year programme
Fully funded
Entry Requirements
To be aged 16 – 23 years old*
Ideally have 4 GCSE’s – Grade C and above
Preferably English, Maths and ICT GCSE – Minimum of Grade C or equivalent
3 Years EU residency
You will work towards...
Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
Level 3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT, Maths or English. (Where applicable)
You will learn how to...
Strip down and repair computers
Change computer components
Install configure and update a range of operating systems
Troubleshoot and diagnose faults on PC’s and simple networks
Install and configure peer to peer networks
Understand the basics of server networks
Build and test websites
Test and evaluate computer software
Troubleshoot, evaluate and test a range of software applications

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did you know?

  • 90% of Apprentices stay in employment after the end of their Apprenticeships.
  • On average Apprentices earn over £100,000 more than graduates in their life time.
  • There has never been a better time to start an Apprenticeship

level 4 progression

don't stop at level 3

Upon completion of your Level 3 Apprenticeship, you will then move onto our Advanced Level 4 Apprenticeship.

The Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in IT will build on previous Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms, allowing you to take your skills to the next level. The focus of the Apprenticeship is on self-directed research study and assignment completion.

This programme will last for 12 months in total and will involve you attending the Training Academy on day release for up to a maximum of 20 Academy training days. The remaining time is spent in the workplace with your employer.

Your potential career path...
IT Network Manager
IT Analyst
IT Engineer
What qualifications will you work towards?
Level 4 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
Level 4 HNC in Systems Development

The diploma units are delivered and assessed in the workplace and the HNC units are delivered during day release to the 3aaa Training Academy.

What units will I study?

As part of the Level 4 Apprenticeship you will complete the following qualification units:

The Level 4 Diploma in IT
The HNC in Systems Development
Entry Requirements
Aged 16-23 years*
Completion of Level 3 Apprenticeship in IT
A minimum of Grade C or above at GCSE Level in English, Maths and ICT (or equivalents in Key/Functional Skills)
A minimum of 1 years commitment

*Due to limited availability for those aged 24 years and above, please call us for a chat about your career options.

Please speak to a member of the 3aaa team to discuss your progression.

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  • Progression

    Real career progression opportunities.
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    Improve your employability including interview and CV workshops.

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