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IT & Computing

This qualification provides you with Level 2 information technology system support skills that could lead to further education in the field or related areas. You will also achieve the 'Cisco IT Essentials industry standard qualification', which can offer those moving into their first job roles the confidence to work effectively with information and communications technologies, and deal with tasks that are straightforward or routine.

The programme will cover main modules in:

  • Customer Support Provision
  • Maintaining Equipment and Systems
  • Installing and Configuring Information and Communications Technology Equipment and Operating Systems
  • Installing, Configuring and Maintaining Software
  • Cisco Information Technology Essentials

As a student on this course, you will also develop your English and mathematics capabilities. Students learn through a mix of online learning, workshops, assignments and entrepreneurial activities. If you have not already gained a C grade for GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics, working towards this will form part of your programme of study.

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)
  • Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above
  • Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above
  • Unit breakdown, Progression & More...

    Assessment Method

    Learners are assessed through activities that are internally set by tutors.

    These include role play, practical demonstration, report writing, group discussion, essay, written question/answer

    Aims of the course

    • To help learners who wish to progress to/within further education or higher education
    • To help learners develop advance learning
    • To help learners who are seeking to take on increased responsibilities in life and work
    • To help learners who are seeking to enter new work areas and are looking to update and/or add to their employment skills and knowledge

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress to the next level available, or seek employment.

    Facilities

    We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs where you will learn a range of skills.

    Career Options

    Successful completion of this course can enable you to progress to further education (e.g. our PC Networking course) or apply for employment in information technology system support / helpdesk support areas and also pursue self-employment.

    What can I earn in the digital skills sector?

    When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a digital skills qualification, you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and an excellent salary in your sights.

    For example:

    • IT project managers start on around £29,000 a year and an earn £49,000 with 3-5 years' experience
    • IT user support technicians start on around £22,000 a year and can earn £33,000 with 3-5 years' experience
    • Website developers start on around £18,000 and can earn £32,000 with 3-5 years' experience

    If you're interested in a career in digital skills, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with companies like Cisco Systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers, students benefit from valuable work experience, and are taught by staff with extensive industry experience.

    To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/it-computing or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 18 weeks
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 31/01/2020

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 1,292 p/year
24+ £1,292 p/year
International £4,960 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

IT user support technicians

£60,000

IT operations technicians

£56,000

IT specialist managers

£45,000

Jack Jackson

Jack Jackson

The College is great: all the teachers and staff give you the space to figure things out on your own, but they are also there if you’re ever in trouble. It’s a really nice environment to work and study in – a mixture of independence and reliance.

Nowman Islam & Showrov Abul

Nowman Islam & Showrov Abul

Software Engineering is a challenging degree course but if you have the right foundation of knowledge and a passion for the subject, it’s a great choice as it focuses on the technology of the future.

AJ Haseley

AJ Haseley

AJ studied IT with us at Lewisham a number of years ago and went on to study for a degree in Business, also studying small business management administration, fashion business, management and advanced media.

Awal Khan

Awal Khan

The teachers and staff were always warm, welcoming and inspirational. I received a lot of technical support and benefited from great resources, and I gained skills in IT, numeracy and communications. The College’s encouragement led me to get the highest grade in my Level 1 course, which is something I never thought I could achieve.

Mamadou Jalloh

Mamadou Jalloh

Mamadou has the makings of a very good Degree Student. His level of commitment, motivation and study skills are in place. He is an extremely pleasant and hardworking individual and would be an asset to any organisation.

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