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We work together with you to help recruit tech apprentices or help reskill your existing workforce. Our programmes, from GCSE to MSc, help learners develop further and faster, shaping the next generation of technologists, leaders and innovators, and providing your business with the in-demand tech skills you need.

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Why choose QA?

We do things differently...

 

IN-DEMAND SKILLS

  • Our programmes only focus on the most in-demand tech skills, including cyber, IT, software development, data and digital marketing.
  • Level 3 – Level 7 programme pathways allow learners to progress and grow within your company, adding greater value.
  • Developed and delivered by leading experts.

DEVELOPING FURTHER AND FASTER

  • An immersive learning experience with first-class Digital Learning Consultant support.
  • Role-based practical projects built in to make learning relevant and applicable.
  • Access to sandboxed environments and hands-on labs enabling safe practise.
  • Programme flexibility to meet learners’ individual needs.

A RESPONSIVE PARTNERSHIP

  • Real-time progression data via dashboards in client portal.
  • Trigger alerts for management interaction based on learner progress.
  • Seamless learner journey with single portal log-on to access all key platforms for functional skills for a holistic view of learner progress in one place.
  • A superior end-to-end service, with unrivalled response times and feedback.

“I've already had two employees go through the QA apprenticeship and have recommended another four employees to go through the programme this year. I think the skills that the business analysts get taught during the course have been beneficial to their job and career progression.” – Peter Dixon, Delivery Consultant, HD Decisions (a part of Experian)

How QA apprenticeships work for you

Role-based learning

All our programmes are delivered as immersive role-based projects so learners develop skills relevant to their role and organisation and can add immediate value and succeed in their role.

Hands-on labs

Our unique sandbox environments and hands-on labs offer learners the ability to practise projects and develop their skills within a safe and contained environment before applying their knowledge to your live systems.

Real-time tracking

Our QA exclusive dashboard system tracks progress reviews and is updated in real time, allowing for quicker and more efficient management of apprentices.

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Client case studies

“Efficient service, a well-organised and structured programme, the apprentice and manager fully supported.”  – Jan Milligan, Assistant Team Manager, Performance and Systems Team, Walsall Council

How we train talent

With our unique Cloud Academy online learning technology, coupled with our new learner platform, we’re able to tailor our apprentices’ learning journeys in new and exciting ways with maximum benefits to your organisation.

With our unique Cloud Academy online learning technology, coupled with our new learner platform, we’re able to tailor our apprentices’ learning journeys in new and exciting ways with maximum benefits to your organisation.

Discover

Discover digital learning content across a range of topics at a pace that suits them.

Practise

Practise whenever and wherever with immersive hands-on classroom sessions or online practice with Cloud Academy labs.

Apply

Apply new skills in a work context.

Discover value quicker

Working with our customers, we have created the most effective delivery model, using online learning together with using face-to-face interaction where it adds the most value for learners.

It means that there is a clear focus from the beginning of the programme on successful completion of the end-point assessment. 

Cloud Academy

Unique to QA, with access to over 10,000 hours of learning, the Cloud Academy offers apprentices access to a tailored programme pathway and secure hands-on labs to practise in a secure environment, honing their skills before implementing these in the workplace.

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Enhanced support

Our high-quality service support is responsive and designed to help apprentices progress faster. Each learner has the following points of interaction:

learner points of interaction

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Apprenticeship programmes

Here are our tech apprenticeship programmes from Level 3 to Level 7. If you'd like us to talk you through any programme, or help you decide what specialists skills your organisation needs, please do get in touch.

Our programmes

= Required
= Certification
Average salary: £ *

5 days

Key for bundle contents
= Exam Preparation
= Exam
= Practice Exam
= Exam Voucher
= Tutor Support
= Pre Course Work
*This is based on QA research

“Apprentices make good progress on their apprenticeships. Many go on to achieve merit or distinction grades at the endpoint assessment and achieve additional qualifications... Most apprentices are ambitious, proud of their success and keen to move on to study at a higher level.”

Ofsted report, 2020

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Recruit an apprentice

QA has an extensive attraction and recruiting service targeted at young people interested in and passionate about a career in tech. Our recruitment model includes vigorous AI assessments for candidates to ensure we select apprentices of the highest calibre.

We are passionate about diversity in tech and work closely with organisations including Code First: Girls, Stemettes, The Youth Group and Young Professionals to ensure apprentices from all backgrounds are given opportunities, while we're also helping to close the gender gap in tech.

We work with you to ensure the apprentice is a great fit for both the role and your company, and help you choose the apprentice and best programme path.

 

200,000+ candidates a year
4,000 apprentices placed with 2,000 organisations in 2018/19
500+ live vacancies at any time across the UK

“Helpful, knowledgeable and professional staff. A good apprenticeship programme of activity. Good support for the apprentice and manager.” – Ed Weatherby, Principal Business Analyst, EQ

Some of our customers

QA's response to Covid-19

The Government has issued guidance in response to Covid-19, encouraging training providers to deliver training to apprentices remotely and via e-learning as far as is practicable

We recognise that these are challenging times for many, and some employers might be tempted to place learners on a ‘Break in Learning’. Our experience suggests this is the wrong thing to do, as many who go on a break will never re-join the programme – wasting all their effort so far. On the contrary, now is the time for existing apprentices to accelerate their learning.

Furthermore, the Government has confirmed (i) flexibilities to allow furloughed apprentices to continue their training, and to take their end-point assessment, and (ii) that existing furloughed employees can start a new apprenticeship, as long as it does not provide services to, or generate revenue for, their employer.

What a great opportunity to utilise otherwise lost time!  We have been overwhelmed by the adaptability and resilience apprentices have shown shifting how they work, and how they learn, so rapidly.

Research published by the Industrial Strategy Council suggests that by 2030 nearly 90% of the working population may lack the digital skills needed. At a time when digital technologies have rapidly changed all our working lives, it is perhaps a moment to consider how many more employees might benefit from a technology apprenticeship.

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