Digital Industries Apprenticeships (9648)

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2018

Product code 9648

City & Guilds offers a comprehensive service for the Digital Industries apprenticeships, including the mandatory on-programme qualifications (knowledge modules), delivery guidance and support, and End Point Assessment services. The Digital Industries Apprenticeships provide learners with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to progress in their careers across the Digital Industries sector.

The 9648 Digital Industries Apprenticeships cover the following standards:

Level 3 Digital Marketer
Level 3 Infrastructure Technician
Level 4 Network Engineer
Level 4 Software Developer

Upon successful completion of a City & Guilds Digital Industries Apprenticeship, learners may have the opportunity to progress into job roles such as:

Digital Marketer: Digital Content Manager, Online/Display Advertising Manager, Social Media Manager, SEO Manager, PPC Manager and Content Manager. 

Infrastructure Technician: Telecommunications Technician, Unified Communications Technician, Telecommunications Operative.

Software Developer: Web Developer, Application Developer, Mobile App Developer, Games Developer, Software.

Network Engineer: Network Technician, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Administrator.

Available to deliver in the following countries:


On-programme: What is required in the Assessment Plan?

On-programme for this apprenticeship is usually a period of learning, development and continuous assessment, managed by the employer. In most cases, there’s also support from a training provider. The knowledge, skills and behaviour that will be developed during the on-programme learning will include:

Technical Competencies


Behaviours - such as:
Analytical Skills
Creative Skills
Working with internal and external stakeholders
Interpersonal skills
Record and document production
Decision making
Planning and organisation

The employer and provider are required to sign-off the apprentice as ready to move on to end-point assessment.

End-point assessment

End-point assessment
The end-point assessment must demonstrate that the apprentice can perform in the occupation in a fully competent, holistic and productive way. The apprentices’ journey begins with a period of learning, development and continuous assessment which covers the full range of knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes required within the relevant Digital environment. This is managed by the employer. In most cases, there’s also support from a training provider.

In the next stage the apprentice is required to have to show evidence of the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours as set out in the relevant Digital Industries standard and to have achieved maths and English (Level 1) and taken the test for Level 2.

Finally the apprentice moves on to the final stage of end-point assessment made up of the following assessment methods:

  • Employer Reference
  • Apprenticeship Showcase Portfolio
  • Professional Discussion 
  • Synoptic Assignment 

The assessment will be graded if required by the standard. The assessment organisation and assessor must be independent of, and separate from, the training provided by the provider and employer.

Apprenticeship certification
On successful completion, the end-point assessment organisation will apply to the ESFA for the apprenticeship certification. The certificate will then be sent to the apprentice’s employer.

How to register

Interested in using our high-quality on-programme materials or end-point assessment service? There are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:
1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver a standard if you don’t yet have approval for that.)
2. Get in touch with Our Direct Sales Team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.
3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of apprenticeship.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this apprenticeship?

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Infrastructure Technician