Systems Support BTEC First Diploma

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Description

This course is designed as a practical first step in PC maintenance and repair. The course provides a good basis to progress onto a more advanced work-related qualification or to gain employment as a junior PC technician.

Description

The diploma is made up of seven units - three core units that everyone takes and four specialist units. The specialist units enable learners to study a particular area in more depth. This pathway focuses on hardware installation, networking and fault remedy.
The core units are:

· Communicating in the IT Industry

· Working in IT

· Computer Systems


Other units include:

· Installing Hardware

· Installing Software

· Fault Finding

· Setting up IT Networks


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This course is designed as a practical first step in PC maintenance and repair. The course provides a good basis to progress onto a more advanced work-related qualification or to gain employment as a junior PC technician.

Description

The diploma is made up of seven units - three core units that everyone takes and four specialist units. The specialist units enable learners to study a particular area in more depth. This pathway focuses on hardware installation, networking and fault remedy.
The core units are:

· Communicating in the IT Industry

· Working in IT

· Computer Systems


Other units include:

· Installing Hardware

· Installing Software

· Fault Finding

· Setting up IT Networks


All our courses also offer a relevant Functional Skill qualification.

How long is the course?

This is a full time course for one year.

How will I be assessed?

Coursework is graded and there are no examinations involved in this qualification. There will be external coursework assessments set by Edexcel for 2012.

What does the course lead to?

With further training or study, learners can go into a career as a computer technician.

This course prepares learners for employment and provides a good grounding to go onto a more advanced course such as the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for IT Practioners (Systems Support and Networking), or any other related Level 3 courses. For progression onto our level 3 programmes we are looking for students with good grades, but also the commitment and determination to suceed.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade D or equivalent. You will also need to undergo an interview. Familiarity with computers and computer terminology would be an advantage. References from school or employers would also support an application.

How much does it cost?

You will be give access to all the software and hardware that you will need to complete this course, however we do suggest that you purchase a box file and several plastic document wallets to help you store and present your work. A data stick- although not essential is also recommended.

How do I apply?

Contact the college to arrange an interview.

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