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This qualification is to increase the IT skills of people working in a various range of industries.

As you progress through this qualification you will be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary practical skills, knowledge and competence to work effectively and efficiently with a range of IT packages.

The qualification provides you with a solid grounding to build a career within the IT industry and can result into leading down many different paths and additional qualifications.

IT courses

Starting Off provides two locations for training, Northampton and Kettering. These training centres are both within easy access to public transport.

Diploma for IT Users Skills Level 2

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This qualification is ideal for individuals directly involved in supporting IT roles, providing the skills required to assist on projects and troubleshoot to ensure systems work effectively.

Mandatory units
  • Improving productivity using IT (L2)
  • Understand the potential of IT (L2)
  • Developing personal and team effectiveness using IT (L2)
Optional units include
  • Audio Software
  • Collaborative Technologies
  • Computer Security and Privacy
  • Design Software or Imaging Software
  • Desktop Publishing Software
  • IT Communication/IT Software or IT User Fundamentals
  • Optimise System Performance
  • Setting Up IT Systems
  • Specialist Software or Bespoke Software
  • Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database & Presentation Software
  • Using Email
  • Using Mobile IT Devices
  • Using the Internet
  • Website Software

Diploma for IT Users Skills Level 3

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This Apprenticeship will support the development, skills and knowledge required to be proficient and specialise in developing, using, supporting and maintaining a range of IT systems and software. At advanced level you will use the skills to develop IT systems and processes, support businesses and their staff across a variety of activities.

Mandatory units
  • Improving productivity using IT (L3)
  • Understand the potential of IT (L3)
  • Developing personal and team effectiveness using IT (L3)
Optional units include
  • Audio Software
  • Collaborative Technologies
  • Computer Security and Privacy
  • Design Software or Imaging Software
  • Desktop Publishing Software
  • IT Communication/IT Software or IT User Fundamentals
  • Optimise System Performance
  • Setting Up IT Systems
  • Specialist Software or Bespoke Software
  • Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database & Presentation Software
  • Using Email
  • Using Mobile IT Devices
  • Using the Internet
  • Website Software

Working with you on Functional Skills

All Apprenticeships require learners to demonstrate a minimum level of Maths & English, however learners may be exempt from these with relevant GCSE grades. Don’t worry if you need to work with us on this as we’ll get you through them as part of your training.

Training

  • Reception and Administration Apprentice

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  • Digital Marketing Apprentice

    This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate to join the creative team and work on the digital marketing side of the business, working with a varie...

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  • Customer Service Apprentice

    My client are a long-established and reputable courier company in the UK specialising in both UK and International delivery services. The Northampton...

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  • Marketing Apprentice

    Our client is an all-round marketing company. Most small businesses only offer certain services like Social Media Management or SEO (Search Engine Opt...

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  • Apprentice Validation Coordinator

    The client are a large, well-established contract microbiology testing lab based in Brackmills. They test nearly 400,000 water samples per year- each ...

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  • Production Technician

    Our client develops and manufactures specialist products that can be used on site in hospitals to carry out periodic regulatory tests to ensure automa...

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  • Marketing Apprentice

    The Marketing Apprentice will support the operational delivery of the Group marketing strategy across all Group companies. Working with the Group Mar...

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  • Apprentice Aftersales Advisor

    This well-established car dealership offers three leading brands in the automotive industry. Based in Peterborough, this is a fantastic opportunity fo...

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  • Quotations Administrator Apprenticeship

    Based in Rushden, the client was established in 1940 as a specialist distributor of American manufactured components. This business has been developed...

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  • Sales Administrator

    We are looking to recruit a full-time Sales Office Administrator based at our offices in a favourable working environment in Kettering. This is a fan...

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  • Accounts Assistant

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to start their career within a professional and busy office environment. The company provide accou...

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  • Sales Administrator

    The client seeks a motor trade Sales Administrator to join their admin team where all new and used vehicles for both Vauxhall Retail and Fleet Departm...

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  • Customer Service Apprentice

    The apprentice will be required to work with a high level of customer service and be flexible in their approach to their role. The company place great...

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  • Sales & Marketing Apprentice

    Set up in 1979, the client has grown over the past 4 decades to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of energy efficient and low maintenance...

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  • Fleet and Compliance Assistant

    This well-established family logistics organisation is looking for a motivated and conscientious individual to join the team. It is a fantastic opport...

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  • Apprentice Customer Advisor

    The apprentice will handle customer enquiries via incoming and outgoing telephone calls and book service visits whilst identifying and ordering spare ...

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