This qualification offers you the opportunity to develop a career in maintaining and managing ICT resources. You will gain the knowledge and understanding required to support and maintain computer systems
What Will I Learn?
You will study the Welsh Baccalaureate where you will explore a wide range of areas including Wales, Europe and the World; Work-related Education and Personal and Social Education. As part of the Welsh Baccalaureate you will develop your Essential Skills.
You will study areas including: customer care, health and safety, hardware maintenance (including predictive, preventative and remedial maintenance, upgrades and fault finding), software installation and maintenance and networking. The course also teaches you wider, transferable skills that are needed for the successful completion of the Level 2 assessments..
You will require 4 GCSEs grades A*- D including Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh or a Level 1 in Computing or a related vocational qualification with suitable experience.
You will be invited to attend an interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.
The Welsh Baccalaureate and Essential Skills assessments are via portfolio evidence and a higher project. For the Level 2 System Support qualification, you will undertake an assessment at the end of each unit. These assessments are either in class simulations or on-line multiple choice questions.
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Fees for Part time courses starting September 2019 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2019.
- On successful completion of this course you will be prepared for employment in an IT support or servicing role. Alternatively you would be able to apply for a place on the Level 3 in IT System Support or Level 3 Nationals in IT.
IT business analyst, architect or systems designer
Average salary: £38,942
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Information technology or telecommunications professional n.e.c.
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IT user support technician
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Workers in this unit group provide advice on the effective utilisation of IT and design IT systems in order to meet the business objectives or to enhance the business effectiveness of the organisation.
Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of relevant vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.