IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals (England & Wales)

Help your learners develop their digital careers with apprenticeships for IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

The apprenticeship programme for IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals is flexible enough to accommodate almost any IT job role, including technical support, software and web development

If you’d like to offer these apprenticeships, you’ll need to make sure your programme meets the minimum requirements laid out in our frameworks. The frameworks cover the technical, business and interpersonal skills needed for each IT role at 3 levels:

Get the specifics on the apprenticeships for IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Download the frameworks for IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals:

Summary of SASE/W compliant frameworks PDF 168KB

For England

Please note that the Level 4 framework is now in a separate document from the Level 2 and 3:

Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals framework - Level 2 and 3 - England (latest version FR 02668 - issued on 4 Feb 2014) PDF 2MB

Higher Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals framework - Level 4 - England (latest version FR 02570 - revised on 11 Dec 2013) PDF 2MB

Dec 13 update - The following 2 qualifications are now live under the Level 4 framework

  • OCR Level 4 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT
  • OCR Level 4 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals

For Wales

Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals framework - Wales (latest version FR02383 - issued on 28 Aug 2013) PDF 2MB

Apprenticeship frameworks in England and Wales now have a statutory basis under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (ASCL). This act requires them to conform to the Standards for Apprenticeship Specifications for England (SASE) and for Wales (SASW) respectively, and be formally issued as compliant by an Issuing Authority (IA), in this case e-skills UK. IAs for England are in place now and therefore English frameworks are statutory. In Wales IAs will not be designated until 1st August and therefore, until then, frameworks can only be published on a non-statutory basis even although they do comply with SASW and are therefore eligible for public funding.

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