Computer and Networking Technicians Level 3 (17/18)

The course has been designed to develop a range of high level skills giving a good knowledge of system security, networking, practical computing and the role of the IT Technician. The focus of the Level 3 Diploma for Computer Technicians course is on practical aspects of IT including installing computer hardware, setting up networks and customising software, as well as the role of IT support. Alongside this there are also mandatory units on Communication and Employability Skills for IT, Computer Systems and Information Systems. This gives you the opportunity to develop your personal skills, look at how computers work and how these can be used by business to achieve their targets. You will be expected to work practically and safely but will also need to follow this with fully documented evidence of the process. Be prepared to develop your communication skills in a variety of ways.

  • What will be studied
    You will be studying a 9 units over 1 academic year to obtain the 90 Credit Diploma focusing on the practical side of the IT industry. In addition to the units mentioned above you will also be studying: Managing Networks Computer Networks Communication Technologies HCI Spreadsheet Modelling IT Technical Support. Maths and English can also be studied alongside the main programme.
  • What are the entry requirements?
    To apply for a place on this popular course, you need to hold at least 4 GCSEs including English Language and Maths at Grade ‘C’. You should be able to work in a team as well as work independently. An interview is required as well as a suitable reference.
  • Where does this course lead to?
    Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computer and Networking Technicians You will need to pass the first year of the course to progress onto the second year.
  • What qualifications will be gained?
    At the end of the 1 year programme, you will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Information Technology (90 Credit)
  • How will this course be delivered?
    The course is delivered through different tasks, which you work through. You will be taught through presentations, practical demonstrations, 1:1 support and tutorials.
  • How will I be assessed?
    Assessment is via practical assignments, course work, presentations and class work in each unit. You will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction on successful completion of each unit.
  • How to get a place?
    Apply online. Places on the course are offered by meeting entry requirements, providing a suitable reference and attending an interview.
  • Other Information:
    No fees are payable but you should have a memory stick to back up your work. Work related experience activities will take place throughout the year.
  • Exam Board:
    Trainee IT Technician Apprenticeship in the IT industry


Start Date : September 2017 End Date : July 2018 Fee : N/A
Day : Monday Time : 17 hours per week Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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