Course overviewIT Support Technical Certificate City of Bristol College
This course is for Adult Learners who are interested in Computing and IT and either want to move on to a higher level of study after finishing this course or look for employment in the industry.
This course is offered at our College Green Centre.
Dates and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LGP1214C01-1||07/12/2022 - 05/07/2023||1 years||Groups (mixed days)||6.00||13:00||College Green Centre||Apply|
Who is this course for?
This course covers a broad range of IT specialisms. You will engage with practical activity and develop technical skills which can be used at industry and at higher course levels. During this course you will cover both hardware and software aspects of Computing and IT. The units are designed to give you experience in many different elements of computing you can expect to find when you start your exciting new career in the workplace. The main topics covered will include customer support, principles of ICT system and data security, using the Internet, install and configure ICT equipment and operating systems and testing ICT systems.
What you'll learn
This course covers a broad range of Computing specialisms designed to give you relevant up to date knowledge and skills to progress in the tech sector. You will engage with practical activity and develop technical skills which can be used at industry and at higher course levels. During this course you will cover both software and hardware aspects of Computing and IT such as development, networking and cyber security. The units are designed to give you experience in many different elements of computing you can expect to find when you start your exciting new career in the workplace.
The units you will do are:
- Set up and Configure Technology Systems
- Exploring Current and Emerging Technologies
- Security Protection and Risk Management
- Working as an IT Support Technician
Course entry requirements
To join the course, we will need learners to be working at least level 1 in English and Maths. We will use an initial assessment and diagnostic to support you if you haven’t got an English and Maths qualification at level 1.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
During this course, you will be assessed throughout the course by completing activities and tasks. There are 3 internally set units, and 1 externally set exam, which are all graded Pass, Merit and Distinction.
Assessment will cover technical applied knowledge and skills, enabling you to demonstrate knowledge and competency. You will receive guidance and support from your teachers to enable you to develop and improve ahead of each assignment.
Future career and study opportunities
This qualification is designed to give you a practical understanding of the computing and digital tech sector, and the routes available in the industry. As a level 2 qualification, the common progression is on one of our Computing Level 3 programmes, such as the BTEC Computing Foundation Diploma, IT Foundation Diploma however there are routes available to more creative sectors such as Games Design and Digital Graphic Design.
This course has a level 2 entitlement meaning learners who are 19+ and do not already have a level 2 Qualification will also be funded. If you already have a level 2 and are on low income or in receipt of unemployment benefits, you can receive concession funding to do the course.
For more information on funding eligibility, please contact our enquires team on Enquiries@cityofbristol.ac.uk or call 0117 312 5000.
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