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Apprenticeship training course

Digital accessibility specialist (level 4)

Provide advice on accessibility best practice, helping organisations (externally and internally) to meet organisational, national and international accessibility standards.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Accessibility Consultant
  • Accessibility Specialist
  • Accessibility Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Accessibility Tester
  • Digital Accessibility Specialist
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Present information, (for example business cases, testing findings, general information etc.) to a variety of audiences to ensure understanding.
  • Use hardware and software based assistive technologies for a variety of applications (for example testing, training etc.)
  • Use Interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective and credible professional relationships both within and outside the team.
  • Conduct testing against a variety of platforms using appropriate standards and/or guidelines and assistive technologies.
  • Conduct workshops, surveys or focus groups, including the set-up, running and conclusion activities.
  • Both written and verbal communication skills when working as a team or individually.
  • Solve problems using a logical and analytical approach.
  • Identify appropriate assistive technologies and adaptive strategies for an individual's disability.
  • Practice disability etiquette, when communicating with individuals with disabilities.
  • Apply accessibility standards and regulations to practice.
  • Uses productivities suites and implementing accessibility best practices (for example reading level, colour contrast etc.) into produced documentation.
  • Create business reports, business cases and documentation appropriate for the target audience (for example developers, management etc.)
  • Identifies and rectify issues being experienced using appropriate troubleshooting methods relating to a user's assistive technology.
  • Apply security best practices.
  • Apply accessibility guidelines (for example WCAG, ISO9241 Ergonomics of human-system interaction) when designing and developing solutions on a variety of platforms (for example web, mobile etc.)
  • Collate and research information, or statistics (for example disability statistics, appropriate assistive technology for specific disabilities and correct terminology) required to present, in a manner which is appropriate to the target audience of any training (for example project managers, web designers, developers, end users and line management).
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in technologies, trends and innovation using a range of sources.
  • Lead a group of individuals using basic leadership skills as to achieve a common goal.

Full information on Digital accessibility specialist (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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