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Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals

This course is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in a wide range of areas within IT whilst giving you the opportunity to achieve GCSE English and maths qualifications that you may have missed out on previously.

This course can also form part of an IT, Software and Telecoms Apprenticeship should you wish to earn while you learn.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Customer support provision for the IT professional
  • Create software using SQL
  • Microsoft office specialist
  • Networking principles
  • Network management and security
  • Creating an event-driven computer program using Visual Basic
  • Web development
  • GCSE English and maths

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of controlled assessments and exams.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have the opportunity to advance your studies with the level 3 extended diploma or an apprenticeship.

Additional Information

Students also have the opportunity to take part in the Microsoft IT Academy. This an accredited centre specialising in certified and bespoke IT training courses recognised by IT professionals and business users as the industry standard in professional certification.

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Why study Computing and IT with us?

Microsoft Office Specialist

Impress future employers and universities by gaining MOS status alongside your course.

Industry Experts

Tutors have industry experience and a passion for the subjects they teach.

Progression Routes

Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.

Valuable Work Experience

Gain valuable work experience in the computing and IT industry to boost your CV. 

Diverse Range of Skills

You'll learn everything from programming and web design to multimedia application production.

Technical Support

You'll have access to the latest software to help you get the most out of your course.