Using and Developing IT - Advanced Apprenticeship

This Advanced Apprenticeship will provide you with the skills in a range of IT applications which are all essential tools to any business.

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in IT applications in business, from web design through to data configuration, publishing and imaging through to analysis of information.  You will learn how to use IT to
improve productivity within the organisation.

During the Apprenticeship you will develop valuable experience with an employer by undertaking a real job with real pay. Throughout the programme you will receive guidance and support from both your employer and a PETA mentor to ensure you gain all the skills, knowledge and experience to progress in your chosen career.

Course Details

  • Location: On-the-job and some training in Cosham
  • Duration: 13 - 15 months
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On completion of the Apprenticeship you will achieve;

  • Diploma for IT Users - Level 3

Options following your Apprenticeship:

  • The Apprenticeship may turn into a permanent position
  • You could be offered a permanent position with an opportunity to undertake further specific work-related qualifications
  • With the experience gained, you may opt to find alternative employment
  • You might choose to continue your studies

Course Overview
Diploma for IT Users – Level 3

The Diploma combines a range of mandatory and optional units to enable your employer to select the ones that best align to your job role.

  • Mandatory units
    • Improving productivity using IT
    • Understanding the importance of IT
    • Developing personal and team effectiveness using IT
  • Optional Units
    • Using email
    • Personal information management software
    • Computerised accounting software
    • Database software
    • Design and imaging software
    • Desktop publishing software
    • Drawing and planning software
    • Multimedia software
    • Presentation software
    • Project management software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Website software
    • Word processing software
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Statutory rights and responsibilities
  • Procedures and documentation in your organisation
  • Source of information and advice
  • About your occupation and organisation
  • Occupations and career pathways
  • Representative bodies
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Independent enquiry
  • Reflective learning
  • Effective participation
  • Self management
  • Team working
Functional Skills (if needed)
  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT


An Apprenticeship is all about learning on the job, there will be days where you attend our IT Training Centre located in central Portsmouth to undertake the taught aspects of the programme.

Additional Information

To be able to start this programme you need to be aged 16 or over with 4 GCSEs at grade C or higher including English and Maths or an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Using and Developing IT or other relevant Level 2 qualification.

Course Dates

Apprenticeships are available throughout the year and are dependent upon finding a suitable employer.

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So, check out the current vacancies that PETA has to offer on our Apprenticeships job page.

This is an Advanced Apprenticeship where the majority of the time is spent with an employer doing a real job.

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