IT Pre-Apprenticeships

Launch your IT career with our IT Pre-Apprenticeship. This course will give you the skills and experience to progress on to our Level 3 Apprenticeship programme. This innovative course is accredited by City & Guilds and provides competence in the fundamentals of hardware, software and operating systems; system troubleshooting and repair; networking; and web and software development as well as communication skills that a helpdesk or remote support employee are valued to have. You will also gain invaluable work experience and have great job shadowing opportunities.

Who is a pre-apprentice and why should I become one?
Our pre-apprentices are young people who want to become a part of the IT world and the magic it has to share. These people are passionate about technology and what to get stuck in with it for their future career. The fifthteen week programme is designed to prepare young people for the world of work and gear them up to take a level 3 apprenticeship with us and get involved with!

What are our Pre-apprentices up to?
We always love to share the beauty of technology first hand to our pre-apprentices, so we always like to involve them in fantastic projects where they can interact with a variety of equipment and systems. Our most current Pre-Apprentices have been building a Rover Robot using a RaspberryPi2 and Powered by Windows 10 IOT. These Apprentices also built the computers they used to install the software into the robot.

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principals for IT Professionals

As part of this exciting programme you will be exposed to a range of IT technologies enabling your guaranteed progression upon successful completion to our Level 3 Apprenticeship programme. You will learn in class, online and in the workplace with leading local employers. You will cover:


• Introduction & PC Fundamentals
• Networking Principals
• Install, configure and test networks
• Network MTA
• Network Project
• Customer Support Provision
• Functional Skills
• Employability Skills

• Web Fundamentals
• Object Orientated Programming
• Database software
• Web Project
• Software Development MTA
• Work Experience
• Job Shadowing & Job Search
• Interview Coaching

Progression Opportunities

IT Pre-Apprenticeship
+ Microsft MTA


IT Professional
+ Microsoft MCP


IT Professional
+ Microsoft MSCA
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4

  Key Features

• 15 week, 9-5 Monday to Friday
• Work experience and job shadowing
• Blend of face-to-face training combined with
online delivery
• Guaranteed apprenticeship on completion
• Lunch included daily
• £20 contribution for travel*
• World-class training centres and resources
• Leading edge seminars and masterclasses
• Guest speakers

Learn from the Leaders

Highbury College is an Ofsted Grade 1 College, is a leader in vocational training. New Horizons is the world’s largest independent IT training company. For over 30 years, New Horizons has trained over 30 million people worldwide, and transformed thousands of businesses.

*Subject to satisfactory punctuality and attendance

Get in Touch

 To find out more about this exciting programme, contact the team today

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