Course overview

IT 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

Additional information

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.

Additional costs

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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Fees and applications

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IT Support Technical Certificate College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGP1214C01-1
Dates
03/11/2021 - 27/07/2022
Duration
1 years
Days
Groups (mixed days)
Hours per week
6.00
Start Time
Enquire
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £633. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGP1214C01-1 03/11/2021 - 27/07/2022 1 years Groups (mixed days) 6.00 Enquire College Green Centre
This course costs £633. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply

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