Computing is one of the most popular career choices within the UK, as of February 2014 the UK government identified that ICT sector was worth £58 billion. Including the creative and digital industries, the IT sector employs over 1 million people or 3.7 per cent of the country’s active population. It is predicted that as a knowledge-based economy in the UK becomes a reality, that nearly half of the UK’s GDP will come from this sector within the next decade.
Studying a level 2 ICT Systems and Principles qualification at Lincoln College can lead to many exciting entry level job opportunities including roles such as network support technician, helpdesk operative or computer technician or to enabling you to progress to study a Level 3 BTEC in IT here a Lincoln College. This qualification can also provide the knowledge component part of the apprenticeship framework for IT and Telecoms Professionals.
The qualification has been designed to inspire and enthuse learners to be producers, rather than just consumers of computer-based products and systems. As part of your studies you will complete work experience with KNOWHOW in Newark giving you real world experience of the service technician job role.
The qualification you will be studying is a Level 2 City & Guilds ICT Systems and Principles and includes opportunities for you achieve GCSE C grades or functional skills in English or maths as part of your programme of study. The course offers topics such as: Maintaining Equipment and Systems; Customer Support Provision; Install and Configure ICT Equipment and Operating Systems; Install, Configure and Maintain Software; ICT Systems Monitoring and Operation; Install, Configure and Test ICT Networks.
You will need 4 GCSE’s (minimum Grade E or equivalent). BTECs in Science or ICT related subjects will also be considered. You will also be required to pass a skills test as-well as be screened in Maths and English. You will be required to attend an interview and provide a reference (from an employer or recent school/college report).
Assessment is a combination of internally and externally assessed units.
Fees listed are for those aged 19 years and over only. Fees are subject to change, concessions may apply. Please note that where stated, fees are for the first year of a course only. Please contact us for information and advice.