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IT Application Specialist Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

IT Application Specialist Level 3 Apprenticeship at Bedford College

This apprenticeship will provide you with the competence, skills and knowledge required to work effectively and efficiently with IT systems, communications and productivity tools and applications in a range of job roles and industry sectors. It will combine the practical hands-on experience of the workplace with the knowledge and understanding gained through a college course. You will decide, along with your employer, which units you choose to study, relevant to your job role such as specialist software, using collaborative technologies and optimising IT system performance.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C or 9-5, including English and maths.

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Improving productivity using IT 
  • Understanding the Potential of IT
  • Developing personal and team effectiveness using IT

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through building a portfolio of evidence.


You will gain the following qualifications:

IT User Skills Level 3 Diploma


  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths

Further study and career options

Further study: You could undertake further professional qualifications to aid career progression or move on to higher education.

Future careers: On successful completion of this course you can move into an IT support position in a small-to-medium-sized business.

Additional information

You will also have the opportunity to take additional professional certifications; these professional certifications will incur an extra cost.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. If you are in the Bedford area, please call us on 01234 291000 for more information. If you are in the Luton area, please make an enquiry on the Luton Training Centre page.

LengthStart DateDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 year Flexible Half a day per week Free if 16-18yrs. If 19 or over please ring 01234 291000. Cauldwell Street F1618


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

» Find out more and how to apply

Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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