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IT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals - Fast Track to Degree


There are multiple start dates and times for this qualification to accommodate varying lifestyles:

One day study starting 17 September 2024 for 35 weeks

Tuesday 1pm to 9pm

Two day study starting 19 September 2024 for 30 weeks

Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm

Two day study starting 13 January 2025 for 22 weeks

Monday and Tuesday 9.30am to 2.30pm


Set on a career in the fast-moving world of computing and ICT/IT? This is the course for you. You'll learn:

  • Software development
  • Networking principles
  • Testing and maintaining Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems
  • ICT repair centre procedure
  • Internet technologies
  • Windows server administration fundamentals

This course will prepare you for working or studying further in Computing and Digital Technologies. You will also learn to work as part of a team and to feel confident about your ability to work in the ICT industry.

This course is ideal for those who want a solid introduction to industry techniques ready for entry-level roles - or as a fast-track study programme getting you ready for one of our Computing and Digital Technologies degree programmes the following September.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
17 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
1 Year
19 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
1 Year
13 Jan 2025
Bispham Campus
22 Weeks

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to Higher Education at B&FC where you could choose to study a Foundation Degree in Network Engineering (Systems Administration), Network Engineering (Cyber Security), Computer Science and Digital Technologies, Software Engineering (Systems Development) or Software Engineering (Game Development).

Job roles to which this course relates:

  • Developer
  • Software help desk assistant
  • Data Analyst
  • Network installation and maintenance
  • IT helpdesk support and IT Technician
  • Cyber Security Technician

Key information

Entry Requirements

It would be helpful to have completed the level 2 ICT Systems and Principles prior to starting this course however, you should have good English reading and writing together with an understanding of how to use PC’s which may have been acquired through experience in the workplace.

If you are looking to progress or change careers by gaining a qualification that can lead to degree-level study, you will be assessed on an individual basis and relevant work experience will be considered.

Qualification obtained

Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals

Extra costs and equipment

All resources required are provided by B&FC.

Tuition Fees

Read our tuition fees guide.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: City and Guilds

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: City and Guilds

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Your tutor will continuously assess progress throughout each module, and you will be provided with feedback on how to make improvements for your final assessments.

The final assessments consist of in-class supervised assignments (practical and theory), which begin after you've had the chance to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competency in each subject. Post-assessment, there's a chance for resitting if enhancements are deemed necessary.