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

Course Code: IF1FE25

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2020Bispham Campus1 Year Apply
05/01/2021Bispham Campus20 Weeks Apply

Course Overview

If you have an interest in studying Computing and IT and wish to pursue a career in this industry then this is the right course for you. You will experience more than you will have covered at school and it will help prepare you for working or studying further in this area. By studying on this course, you will also learn to work as part of a team and to feel confident about your ability to work in the ICT industry.

You will learn about Software Development , networking principles, testing and maintaining ICT systems, ICT repair centre procedure, technologies of the internet, principles of ICT system and windows server administration fundamentals.

This course is for anyone aged 16-18 for 1 year or study this course in a year as a 20-week ‘fast-track’, which means you start in January so you can enrol on one of our degree programmes the following September.

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grade 3 (grade D) or above, preferably including
    • both English and maths, or
    • A relevant Level 1 qualification, or
    • C&G Level 2 with very good attendance and punctuality with English and maths at Level 1.

Students with other relevant qualifications and appropriate industry experience will be considered.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

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 be work on your own initiative and in groups.

Teaching is delivered by subject specialists, who draw from a vast amount of industry experience to support you in developing the skills needed in your future career. You will also have access to cutting-edge facilities and resources throughout your course. 

Total contact time is 12 hours per week normally over 2 days. Additional time will be required for maths and English.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved 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.

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Regulation and Accreditation

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