Information Technology and Telecommunications (Modern Apprenticeship) SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

The Information Technology Modern Apprenticeship is a 12-24 month programme at SCQF level 6 for candidates already in employment. The registration and certification of this qualification is through the awarding body Instructus Skills.

The IT industry covers a wide range of careers such as IT Technical Support, Software Developer, Web Developer, Database Administrator, Cyber Security. An apprenticeship is a great route into an Information Technology career as it provides valuable work experience through paid employment and opportunities to gain new skills and qualifications on the job. Working alongside a wide range of professionals is also a valuable means of improving team working performance and communication skills

Entry requirements

It is recommended that candidates should have Scottish National Grades 4 (or equivalent) in English, Maths.

Experience gained during work placements whilst at school or at out of school clubs in a relevant subject will also be useful.

The programme is delivered in partnership with the student, employer and training provider. Comprising of an SVQ2, Core Skills and National Progression Awards, including:

  • NPA Professional Computing Fundamentals (Networks/Security/Servers)
  • NPA Cyber Security (Forensics/Ethical Hacking/Data Security)

The SVQ2 will be delivered in the workplace and supported by college assessors. The NPA will be delivered at UHI Inverness.

How will I study my course?

  • Work based
  • Day release
  • Block release
  • Work based
  • Block release
  • Day release

How long will my course last?

1-2 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus
    • Work Based

Start date

Rolling entry


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This Apprenticeship framework provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to become an IT or Telecoms Professional in a wide range of job roles such as:

  • IT Technical Support
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Telecoms Engineer
  • Network Planner

Is there more information available online?

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Application and further course information can be found here: Modern Apprenticeship: Information Technology and Telecommunications SCQF 6 - UHI Inverness

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.