Higher Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals

LMPQ is a Certified Microsoft Imagine Academy and part of the Leaping Man Group of companies, one of the largest and most successful providers of work related vocational training in the Midlands.

Key features

  • Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship (HNC Equivalent)
  • Enhancing professional IT skills and competencies
  • Developing advanced business, communication and problem solving skills
  • How long does it take

    The duration of this apprenticeship is a minimum of 18 months. This comprises of 32 LMPQ Academy days plus work based projects and assessments over the programme duration.

    Entry requirements

    Candidates should have completed either a level 3 IT qualification and / or apprenticeship programme and / or be working in an IT environment with some requirement for independent working. The candidate should have good GCSE grades (A-C) or equivalent i.e. functional skills.

    Employer requirements

    The apprentice must be in full time work (minimum 30 hours per week) and must be paid at least the legal / apprenticeship minimum wage. This includes time spent undertaking academy based training.

    Suitable job roles

    The level 4 Higher Apprenticeship is suitable for employees in roles such as:

  • IT Technical Support
  • Software Developer   
  • Database Administrator  
  • Telecoms Engineer  
  • Network Planner  
  • IT Project Management   
  • The Higher Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms aims to develop a wider set of IT, business and management skills such as:

    • Being proactive and able to work both in a team and alone
    • The ability to focus on assisting customers and colleagues find solutions to problems
    • The ability to work logically and methodically, under pressure to set deadlines
    • Having good attention to detail and the ability to deliver what is required, when it is required.
    • Being open to change and focus on the requirements of the business
    • Developing logical reasoning and problem solving skills
    • Developing interpersonal, communication and presentations skills.  

    The LMPQ delivery model Apprenticeship Programme 

    Apprentices will attend the LMPQ Academy on day release for a total of 32 days over an 18 month period. During this time they will undertake tutorials, practical projects, assessment and exams.

    Apprentices will also be provided with a range of work based projects and assignments to complete in the workplace. The LMPQ Workplace Coach will visit the apprentice, in the workplace, circa every 8 weeks to undertake progress reviews and provide feedback to the employer on the apprentices progress and to provide coaching and support to help apprentices complete their assignments.  


    Technical Certificate: City & Guilds L4 Diploma for ICT Professionals – Systems & Principles (7630-04) Units:

     403: Personal & Professional Development

     401: Effective Communication in Business

     400: Project Management

     402: Systems Development

     428: Systems Design & Analysis

     413: Emerging Technologies

    408: Data Communications & Networks OR  426 : Software Application Testing (Dependent on job role)

    404: Business Skills for e-commerce L4

    345: Principles of IT Systems & Security L3

    Competence Qualification: Edexcel BTEC L4 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT & Telecoms Professionals (501/1292/2)

     Pathway 1: ICT Assistant Role
     101: Health & Safety
     402: Develop own effectiveness and professionalism
     303: Customer Care in ICT
     406: Technical Fault & Diagnosis


    407: Working with ICT Hardware & Equipment

    416: Remote Support for Products & Equipment & Services

    319: System Management

    Pathway 2: Software Developer Role
    101: Health & Safety
    402: Develop own effectiveness and professionalism
    303: Customer Care in ICT 406: Technical Fault & Diagnosis

    309: Managing Software Development
    411: Design & Develop Procedural Computer Programmes
    405: Data Structures & Algorithms

    Pathway 3: Help Desk Support Technician
    101: Health & Safety
    402: Develop own effectiveness and professionalism
    303: Customer Care in ICT
    406: Technical Fault & Diagnosis

    407: Working with ICT Hardware & Equipment
    421: Technical Advice and Guidance
    316: Remote Support for Products or Services

    Pathway 4: IT Sales
    101: Health & Safety
    402: Develop own effectiveness and professionalism
    303: Customer Care in ICT
     421: Technical Advice & Guidance
     318: Software Installation and Upgrade
     407: Working with ICT Hardware & Equipment
     416: Remote Support for Products or Services Qualifications 

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      For a full programme specification or more information on how to apply for an LMPQ apprenticeship please either call or email: 

      Birmingham Academy:
      Phone: 0121 236 2474
      Mobile 07791 285447
      Email: Itbirmingham@lmpq.co.uk

      Worcester Academy:
      Mobile 07896 621281
      Email: itworcester@lmpq.co.uk