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IT & Computing

This course is designed for those who have little or no knowledge of ICT seeking a route into jobs which require some knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing packages in Microsoft Office.There are 3 units. Namely:IT User Fundamentals Word processing Spreadsheets Qualification City & Guilds Entry 3 Level Award for IT Users (ITQ).

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    An interview with College staff.

    Assessment Method

    A range of practical work and completion of end of course assignment

    Aims of the course

    The aim of this course is to develop the skills and knowledge that learners need for a career in IT.Designed to meet the needs of today's businesses this hands-on applied qualifications give learners a chance to gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification and progress to employment or further education in the IT sector.

    Progression Opportunities

    City and Guilds Level 1 Award for IT Users (ITQ).

    Facilities

    Lessons

    Career Options

    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' experienceIT user support technicians start on around £22 000 a year and can earn £33 000 with 3-5 years' experienceWebsite developers start on around £18 000 and can earn £32 000 with 3-5 years' experienceIf 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.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 8 weeks
Start Date 12/09/2022
End Date 11/11/2022
Course Code 3ITEA9A0

Funding

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

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 150 p/year
24+ Please Enquire
International Please Enquire

And Then?

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

Printers

£24,000

Typists and related keyboard occupations

£24,000

Chief executives and senior officials

£114,000

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."

AJ Haseley

AJ Haseley

AJ studied IT at Lewisham College 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.

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."

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