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ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professional - Level 2


The Level 2 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals qualification provides a substantial introduction to the knowledge required to work in the ICT industry in roles such as: support technician, network and cable installer, software developer, games developer or telecoms technician.

It can be used as a progression pathway to the Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals which is a direct pathway to higher education.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
20 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
1 Year

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals or apply for job roles in the following areas:

  • IT product development
  • Systems support help desk
  • Software development

Key information

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course however you will be required to possess basic IT skills, some previous experience and motivation to succeed.

If you are looking to progress or change careers by gaining a qualification that can lead to a level 3 programme of 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

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

How will I learn?

Teaching and learning differs for each module, with practical units culminating in a product creation assignment. Initially, we will support you by way of demonstrations and walkthroughs. As you progress through the course, we will encourage you to become more independent, working on your own initiative and in groups.

You will study the following modules:

  • Website software
  • Technical fault diagnosis
  • Computer games development
  • Principles and concepts of cloud computing
  • IT security fundamentals

Expert tutors

Our tutors are subject specialists, who draw from a vast amount of industry experience to support you in developing the skills needed in your future career.

Tutors involved in the delivery of adult education courses at the College are approved by the awarding body to teach the subjects and modules they deliver.

The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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.