What will I do on this course?
The course has a range of different units which cover both hardware and Network aspects of Computing and IT. The units are designed to follow a vocational scenario, which will focus on practical activities. These are:
- Customer Support Provision
- Implementing an ICT Systems Security policy
- Networking principles
- Install, configure and test ICT networks Install, configure and test ICT networks
- ICT systems and network management
- ICT Repair Centre Procedures
Although the course runs alongside relevant English and Maths qualifications, you will work with vocationally relevant projects to help develop and understanding of contextual language and maths involved within the subject at industry level. You will also develop your personal presentation, communication and organisational skills. Work experience opportunities are available
Who is it for?
This course is for 16 to 18 year old students interested in studying Computing and IT and either wanting to move on to a higher level of study after finishing this course or look for employment in the Computing and IT industry. If you are over 19, you can apply for this course but will have to pay course fees.
If you are interested in Computing and IT, and have worked in the subject at an intermediate level and want to extend your knowledge then this may be the right programme for you. This course has been designed especially for students who want to develop technical skills and knowledge of computing to move on to a higher level of study after finishing this course or look for employment in the Computing and IT industry. You do not need any have any previous IT qualifications to enrol onto this course. You will gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst doing something you really enjoy and build your confidence in working in the broad subject of Computing and IT.
- School Leavers with C grades of equivalents
- Over 19s returning to education (subject to funding - see additional cost below)
How Is this course assessed?
You will be assessed throughout the course by assignments that you complete based on clear assignment task sheets and grading criteria. For some units, you may have an end of module test in the form of a controlled assessment. The way you are assessed includes doing practical work to show what you are able to do as well as testing what you know.
What could I do next?
Successful achievement of a level 3 programme can open up access to an apprenticship at level 3 or higher, or even progression to another level 3 course and onto higher education.
As part of your tutorial aspect on the course, your tutors will work with you to help you in your desired progression route, regardless of what this is.
The course is free to anyone between the age of 16-18. If you are 19-23, there may be funding or concessions available, but this is on a case by case basis. If you are over 24 then the course will not be funded and full fees will apply. Anyone over 19 should contact the college before making an application, so we can provide you with some initial advice and guidance. There is no formal kit list for consumables, but financial support is available through the learner support fund. Applications can be made through the college's Learner Services team.
There is no formal kit list for consumables, but financial support is available through the learner support fund. Applications can be made through the college's Learner Services team.
The course will require a session, which will aim to assess your abilities and judge if the level of learning is right for you. We aim to offer all applicants a place where applicable, and can look at enrolment onto a less demanding qualification for those learners who are between levels 1 & 2.
The course will require an interview, where you will meet staff and see our facilities. The interview is designed to assess your abilities and judge if the level of learning is right for you. We aim to offer all applicants a place where applicable, and can look at enrolment onto a less demanding qualification for those learners who are between levels 2 & 3.
Please bring with you a report from your school if you have one available. At your interview, you will be given an opportunity to discuss your personal progression route and given impartial advice and guidance on how to achieve your goals.
If you cannot attend your interview, you can contact the college to re-arrange. If getting to the college for an interview is not possible, we can arrange a Skype interview.
To find out more, please either call: 0117 312 5000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org