Computer Technicians Level 2 (17/18)

The course has been designed to provide a good background knowledge of Information Technology, its uses and the role of the IT Technician. The focus of the Level 2 Diploma for Computer Technicians course is on more 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 Working in the IT Industry and Communicating in the IT Industry which give you the opportunity to develop your personal skills and look at employment opportunities within the IT sector and how you can develop the skills you have to enable you to get that dream job. 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 7 units over 1 academic year to obtain the Diploma focusing on the practical side of the IT industry. The units you will be studying are: Working in the IT Industry Communicating in the IT Industry Computer Systems Installing Computer Hardware Setting up an IT Network IT Support Customising Software. Maths and English will 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 at Grade ‘D’. 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 Diploma in Technology, Computing and E-Systems Level 3 Diploma in Computer and Networking Technicians Level 3 Diploma in Games Design and Development You will need to achieve a merit or above on your level 2 course in order to progress onto a level 3 course.
  • What qualifications will be gained?
    At the end of the 1 year programme, you will achieve a OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT
  • 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:
    Work related experience activities will take place throughout the year
  • Exam Board:
    Trainee IT Technician Apprenticeship in the IT industry


Start Date : Sept 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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