Why choose our Azure Cloud Support Specialist apprenticeship?

The new Microsoft Azure Cloud Support Specialist Level 3 programme has been designed in partnership with Microsoft to build Azure cloud capabilities in your organisation.

This new Microsoft apprenticeship is part of QA's drive to support Microsoft’s Get On 2021 campaign, a five-year initiative to help 1.5 million people build careers in technology and help 300,000 connect to tech job opportunities.

QA’s Azure Cloud Support Specialist Level 3 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:

  • Learn on-premise and cloud-enabled technologies and services
  • Learn technical content that aligns to and is relevant to employers and the market
  • Gain an Azure Fundamentals Qualification and a Microsoft 365 fundamentals qualification
  • Get an introduction to Windows, Linux and Powershell

Tools and technologies learned

Learners will learn to use Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Windows 10, AWS, Linux, PowerShell.


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30,000

Tech careers started or enhanced through apprenticeships

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94%

Success rate for learners on a QA apprenticeship

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5 minutes

Response time to learner queries

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Under 24 hours

Feedback provided on learner submissions

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100,000

Applicants apply to our apprenticeship programmes every year

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Highest overall pass rate

Among UK tech training providers

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Best Use of Blended Learning at the Learning Tech Awards 2020

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Committed to social mobility, diversity and inclusion

Key partners include Barnardo's, Stemettes and Code First Girls

91% of QA apprentices go straight into full-time jobs
2.1 million jobs in the digital economy
£42,578 average skilled digital salary

The Azure Cloud Support Specialist Level 3 programme

Modules

Learners benefit from a flexible and blended learning journey, helping them apply cloud solutions to a range of real-life scenarios – gaining valuable workplace skills faster. Here is a timeline of the 16-month Azure Cloud Support Specialist Level 3 programme and modules, including Core IT Principles, Core Cloud and Networking Principles, Operating System Fundamentals, and Azure, M365 and Advanced IT Principles.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this Azure Cloud Support Specialist programme are as follows:

  • 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades 4+ (A-C) in any subject
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades 3+ (D or above)
  • Prospective apprentices must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship is in a similar subject

*Please see the programme guide for full entry requirements

Possible job roles for an Azure Cloud Support Specialist apprentice

This programme is suitable for multiple roles, such as:

Desktop Support Engineer, First and Second Line Helpdesk Support, Technical Support Analyst, and Infrastructure Technician.

Download free Azure Cloud Support Specialist Level 3 resources

Employer funding

The Microsoft Azure Cloud Support Specialist programme can be funded using the apprenticeship levy, requiring you to only pay up to 5% of the programme. In addition, the government incentive provides employers with up to £4,000 for each new apprentice hired by 31 January 2022.

Learn more about the apprenticeship levy Learn more about the government incentive

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