Higher Level Apprenticeships
A Higher Level Apprenticeship is an apprenticeship with a targeted qualification between Level 4 (HNC equivalent) to Level 8 (PhD equivalent).
A Higher Level Apprenticeship develops professional and technical skills, as well as gaining recognised higher qualifications while in paid employment.
Employers recruit a learner for two years while they gain their qualification and work four days a week in an industry relevant role and hone their training at college one day a week. On completion of the apprenticeship students may have the opportunity to stay on in their role or attain further training.
There are a wide range of Higher Level Apprenticeships available including Software Engineering, Computing Infrastructure, Computing, Cyber Security in September 2018.
Foundation Degrees enable employers to access students at the end of their final year.
Learners study full time at college for two years including a four month work placement in their final semester as part of earning their third level qualification.
Current Foundation Degrees available include – Computing Infrastructure, Interactive Media, Software development, Computing, Cyber Security in 2018.
Higher National Diplomas (HND):
Higher National Diploma (HND) courses are an ideal opportunity for IT companies to engage with learners.
For two years learners will acquire the skills and disciplines in their chosen field and have the opportunity to network with employers at events and conferences.
Assured Skills Academies
Academies are developed under the Department for the Economy (DfE) Assured Skills programme and Invest Northern Ireland…
In conjunction with the employer and higher education institutions to create a bespoke programme with the skills they need to support a growing business. Academies seek to assure potential investors, and existing employers considering expansion, by supporting companies to add value to their training and skills development activity.
Assured Skills Academies delivered include – Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Power BI, Software Development and Software Testing