Apprenticeship in Wales

Whether you already deliver IT apprenticeships or are thinking about starting, you can find all the information you need below.

NB – General information for employers is available on the Business Wales website.

Start delivering IT apprenticeships

There’s never been a better time to start delivering IT apprenticeships, with interest in them growing from both employers and individuals. To get started, you’ll need to follow three steps:

Step 1: Look at our IT apprenticeship frameworks for Wales below and ensure you can deliver them

Step 2: Apply to the Welsh Assembly Government DCELLS to become an approved supplier and begin receiving apprenticeship funding

Step 3: Register as a centre with one of the awarding bodies that offer the qualifications listed in the frameworks.

Employment rights and responsibilities

In addition, all apprentices must demonstrate their understanding of employment rights and responsibilities (ERR). This can be achieved through completing a unit with the appropriate awarding organisation. Prior approval from the Tech Partnership is required:

  • Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Award in Workskills for Effective Learning and Employment (QCF)
  • City & Guilds L2 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Agored Cymru Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities (QCF)

Or by your apprentice completing, and you assessing, this workbook:

Download the IT apprenticeship frameworks

The Tech Partnership is the official issuing authority for the IT apprenticeship frameworks. These are developed in conjunction with a wide group of employers and cover a range of job roles and levels.

IT, software, web & telecoms professionals frameworks: flexible enough to accommodate almost any IT job role, including technical support, software and web development.

Data analytics framework: provides the skills and knowledge to become a professional in the field of Data Analytics (which includes Big Data).

Information security framework: suitable for roles in cyber security, such as network security, information assurance, governance, digital forensics and security analysis.

IT users framework: enable apprentices to become IT “super users” and are designed to help people who are new to roles in which they use IT intensively.

Request a certificate

Once an apprentice has completed the requirements laid out in the IT apprenticeship frameworks, they’ve earned their certificate. You can request it on their behalf through Apprenticeship Certification Wales (ACW). When you register, select the Tech Partnership as the related body.

Any questions on the frameworks, please contact