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IT and Telecoms Professional - Skills for Work (Level 2)

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge essential to work with the IT Industry. The course will enable you to qualify for a level 2 OCR Technical Diploma in IT together with a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence.

Available Sessions

We have 3 sessions available for this course running in Bangor, Lisburn, Downpatrick

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
IT and Telecoms Professional - Skills for Work (Level 2)
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Bangor
Full-Time 27/08/2018
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IT and Telecoms Professional - Skills for Work (Level 2)
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Downpatrick
Full-Time 27/08/2018
18 Apply Now
IT and Telecoms Professional - Skills for Work (Level 2)
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Lisburn
Full-Time 27/08/2018
18 Apply Now

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Course Overview

This two-year course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge essential to work with the IT Industry. The course will enable you to qualify for a level 2 OCR Technical Diploma in IT together with a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence.

Subjects studied will depend on the work placement and may include:

IT Security

Website Development

Installing Computer Hardware

Communicating in the IT Industry

Health and Safety

Testing ICT Systems

Data Base Software

You will also study Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT unless exempt through GCSE grades C or above in Maths, English and ICT respectively.  

Placements are an integral part of this programme where you will gain valuable work experience.  Work placements will be a minimum of 18 hours per week.

You will spend 2 days a week in college and 3 days on placement or on projects.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades D-G, inclusive of grade D in Maths, English and Science, ICT or technology.  

You need to be under 18, or turned 18 since 1st April 2018.  

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C or above or L2 Essential Skills in Maths, English and ICT respectively

Where will it take me?

The Skills for Work course will provide you with relevant training in Information Technology that can lead directly to a Level 3 Apprenticeship in ICT and a career in the IT sector. It could lead to employment as a business analyst, games designer, computer hardware engineer or service technician, IT product developer, IT technical sales specialist of IT trainer.

If you secure employment during the programme you can move directly into the Apprenticeship at Level 2

How will it make me more employable?
This course can give you qualifications which will improve your job opportunities. You will complete modules in Employability and Personal Development
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
The Level 2 Diploma is assessed by a combination of on-line tests and assignments set by the awarding body and a building of a student portfolio of work
Additional Costs
There are not normally any additional costs though students will need to have access to a computer or laptop at home.
Accreditation
The awarding bodies for this course are Edexcel/Pearson and OCR.
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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