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IT and Computing, Hopwood Hall College

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IT and Computing

It's so important to have your finger on the pulse of what's new and be a part of the digital revolution. Thankfully you'll have no problem accomplishing this if you take up apprenticeship in IT and Computing.

This pathway will provide amazing opportunities for anyone who's keen to gain valuable skills in digital technology.

Our IT and Computing pathway can be your first steps in an exciting career.

Depending on your route, a number of jobs could open up for you once you've completed your training. This includes positions such as Software Development Technician, Junior Programmer, Assistant Programmer and Automated Test Developer.

Software Development Technician - Level 3

A Software Development Technician typically works as part of a software development team, to builds simple software components (whether web, mobile or desktop applications) to be used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects. They will interpret simple design requirements for discrete components of the project under supervision. The approach will typically include implementing code, which other team members have developed, to produce the required component. .

The Software Development Technician will also be engaged in testing that the specific component meets its intended functionality.

Job roles include:

  • Software Development Technician
  • Junior Developer
  • Junior Web Developer
  • Junior Application Developer
  • Junior Mobile App Developer
  • Junior Games Developer
  • Junior Software Developer
  • Junior Application Support Analyst
  • Junior Programmer
  • Assistant Programmer
  • Automated Test Developer

Duration: 18 months


  • L3 Software Development Technician Apprenticeship

Apprentices must achieve each of the Ofqual-regulated Knowledge Modules, as summarised below.

  • Module 1: Software Development Context and Methodologies
  • Module 2: Programming

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Infrastructure Technician - Level 3

An Infrastructure Technician provides support to internal and external customers, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and trouble shoot non routine problems.

The Infrastructure Technician sets people up on systems and provides support when they need it, rectifying issues to maintain the organisations productivity.

Job roles include:

  • Help Desk Technician
  • First or Second Line Support
  • IT Infrastructure Technician
  • Network Support

Duration: 15 months


  • Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship
  • Apprentices must achieve one knowledge module or vendor/ professional qualification from each of the five sections in the list.

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

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