mbird (2nd June 2010)
I am not certain as to whether this is a country wide option or not but I have recently taken on a new ICT Technician who has tinkering capabilities only but is a very good learner so I wanted to get him some training.
I attending a meeting at which I discovered that he could obtain around 13,800 pounds worth of training under what was called the Zenos Academy Advanced Traineeship. I had to sign up to permit him absence from work to attend the workshops which amounts to 27 days over an 18 month period but he would (on completion and successfully passing exams) be awareded, Advanced Apprenticeship Certificate, Options to do MCP/MCSA/MCDST as part of training scheduled programme, City and Guilds Advanced Diploma for IT Practioners, NVQ Level 3, Key Skills Level 2.
All this is government funded. If you are interested you could contact Zenos thorugh Zenos Advanced Apprenticeships If you have any technicians that fit the bill, under 25 and do not have a degree it could be useful for them. Wish I was under 25
If anyone wants any further info mail me or reply on here
mbird (2nd June 2010)
We had a Modern Apprentice last year, in association with the local college not sure if that's related - this looks like it's worth a closer look though.
What about those over 25 ................? :-(
IIRC you have to sit around until you're something like 55 before the state renews it's interest in giving you non-trivial sums of money for training.What about those over 25 ................?
torledo (2nd June 2010)
This scheme was also ran in our LA, I heard rumblings of discrimintation issues across the UK due to it only been offered to under 25's, but not 100% sure if this is true.
It ounds about right to me, our LEA does it as well. Just does not seem fair to those of us considered out the range for decent training.This scheme was also ran in our LA, I heard rumblings of discrimintation issues across the UK due to it only been offered to under 25's, but not 100% sure if this is true.
Our council was offered that but only 4 people went for it so i think it won't be happening now
Just as an addendum to all this I did ask the very same question as some of you have raised about the over 25s. Zenos did say that as part of the same type of government funded initiative they are looking at the possibilities of expanding the training programme or even redevoloping the training programme to encompass the wrinklier variety of technicians/managers/leaders whatever title you give yourselves!! If they do come back with anything of this kind in the future I will certainly post it on here for everyone to join the party!!
This is so ageist, I'm over 25 & when I did my foundation degree (2006-2009) there was not a penny in financial aid that I could claim.Re: ICT Training for Under 25 ICT Technicians with no degree
When there is help for the youngsters they are too lazy to get off their backsides
That is the course i am currently on
Im 26 does that mean I'm old?
I am already doing a degree with the OU, would recommend them if you have the ability to work from home. Requires good discapline though, no lazys should apply.
How do you find out if your LEA is on this?
Edit: Or does it not matter?
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sounds interesting - I've contacted them to ask if I'm eligible
19 and have no degree... thumbs up for me on this occasion.
My course was based at Newman University College in Birmingham and the course title was ICT & Technical Support.I know this is rather off topic, but I am looking at doing foundation degree in September. Did you do yours full or part time? Whats was the subject in, and how did you find it? Sorry for asking a llot at once.
It was a very good course with theoretical and practical modules using Microsoft, Linux and Cisco training materials. The final year had some business modules which was interesting.
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