The course is studied over a period of 17 weeks and comprises a single unit accreditation for Unit 2: Networking from the Pearson BTEC HNC Computing qualification.
The aim of this unit is to provide students with wider background knowledge of computer networking essentials, how they operate, protocols, standards, security considerations and the prototypes associated with a range of networking technologies. Student will also have the opportunity to install and configure a range of computer network hardware devices.
A variety of teaching and learning methods are employed supported by extensive use of the college VLE.
Students are expected to attend for three hours per week, with a similar quantity of time required for external study. There are normally only two assignments issued per unit.
Exams are not currently used within the course.