Level 4 - Network Technologies
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.
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Contact Hours per Week
3 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials
Personal Study to include Practical Assessments
A further 3 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials
General Entry Requirements:
- A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above which must include:
- GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
- GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Numeracy
- A minimum of 64 UCAS points
English Language Requirements for International students:
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
- IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
- PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English
Equivalent qualifications include:
- Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
- Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
- Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
- ESOL Level 2
Tier 4 Students:
- SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
- Successful completion of the admissions process
- Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section
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