About this programme

Our DevOps Technical Apprenticeship programme is an exciting new pathway within our existing IT and Telecommunications Professionals SCQF8 Technical Apprenticeship. The pathway will use a mixture of blended online resources, tutor led training and assessor support, to provide learners with the methodologies and professional knowledge and skills required to succeed in a DevOps role.

What’s included?

On successful completion of the programme the following qualifications are gained:

  • Technical Apprenticeship including SQA Diploma for IT and Telecommunication Professional at SCQF Level 8.
  • Two career Skills at SCQF7 in Customer Service and Professional DevelopmentOur Cyber Security Technical Apprenticeship combines high-quality classroom training with on-the-job experience to develop apprentices real world skills in information security. Our programme teaches learners how to identify and mitigate against malware types, potential cyber-crime attacks, and explore ways of securing networks and services using cryptography..
  • Plus, for the duration of the apprenticeship, access to our training library where learners can enjoy many additional IT, tech and business modules relevant to their role or interests, for example, Agile Awareness and other DevOps methodologies.
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Whats covered in the learning?

To ensure your apprentices develop relevant knowledge and experience, our Dev Ops Track teaches them to understand and comprehend technical skills and practical abilities, for example:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • HTML, Java Script and ASP .Net MVC Level3
  • Systems Development Essentials
  • Databases and SQL, Python
  • Managing Modern Desktops
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016
  • Linux Fundamentals
  • DevOps Foundations
  • DevOps Fundamentals
  • Applying AGILE techniques to build a DevOps practice

Empowering roles such as:

  • DevOps Software Technician
  • Automation Technician
  • Build Technician
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What will the course cover?

All of the apprentice’s training is completed in the classroom and workplace, currently 100% virtual delivery.

We develop our programmes based on the needs of the IT industry, and training units can be tailored to suit your business requirements.

As part of their programme apprentices will complete:

Technical Apprenticeship

  • 12-14 months including access to our online training library for the duration of the apprenticeship.
  • Assessor contact every 5 weeks, rotating between remote support and formal virtual face-to-face visits, to support work-based learning and assessments.
  • Classrooms are fixed blocks, of 5 consecutive days, and are tutor led.
  • The apprenticeship is achieved by completing a series of mandatory and optional units designed to show competence by completing work based or classroom assignments and exams where necessary.

Mandatory Units

  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Health & Safety in IT and Telecoms
  • Interpersonal and Written Communication
  • Customer Care

Typical Pathway

In addition to the mandatory units above, a learner must select a valid route with their employer and assessor’s support. An example of the classroom (virtual) training and workplace units available is below, although the programmes are flexible and can be adjusted to fit the specific role of the apprentice where necessary.

Suggested Optional Units

  • Principles of Information Security Testing
  • IT Testing Systems
  • Investigate and Define Customer Requirements
  • Principles of Information and Governance Assurance
  • Telecoms Fault Diagnosis and Remote Support
  • Database Software and Data Modelling
  • Web Development and Website Software

For more information download the handout (link in right-hand side panel above).

NOTE: this programme is available in Scotland.

To contact us for more information fill in the form below.

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Why choose a QA apprenticeship

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

Programme handout

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Frequently asked questions

How do apprenticeships work?

Through a combination of virtual, tutor-led blended learning and workplace assignments supported by our assessor team, you’ll be learning in lots of different ways while continuing to carry out your day-to-day job role for your employer.

Who can do an apprenticeship?

Anyone aged 16 and over, regardless of background, school achievement or specific learning needs, can apply to be an apprentice in Scotland.

Who will support me on my apprenticeship?

You'll have a whole team behind you. We'll help you get the most out of your apprenticeship.

  • Workplace support assessors
  • Online tutors
  • Your line manager
  • Safeguarding

What will happen after I apply?

We’ll get in touch if it looks like you’re a match for the apprenticeship job. First, we’ll call to get to know you better. Tell us what you’re about, what your goals are. We’ll also get your details.

You’ll get a link to upload some important documents – to check you can do the apprenticeship you’ve applied for (proof of right to work in the UK, etc.) Don’t worry, it won’t take long.

When we have these, we’ll call on WhatsApp to check your ID.

Next, you’ll get a link to complete your profile. This bit is important – your profile is your opportunity to tell potential employers a bit about you. Your skills. Your passion. Why you want this apprenticeship.

We’ll keep in touch about the apprenticeship job you applied for. If any others come up that we think you’d like, we’ll let you know. If you’re keen, we’ll help you prep and we’ll set up that interview.

If all goes well… you’ll get the job. Then you just need to start planning for your first day. Hey presto.

If you’re applying for a job with one of our larger employers, you might be invited to an assessment day – or they might have other special steps to take. Don’t worry, we’ll give you all the details.

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