Technical Diploma in IT (Hardware & Software Technician)

Technical Diploma in IT (Hardware & Software Technician)

Study Mode: Full -Time
Course Code: IPMAA061BCF0
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

This is a two year course. It can lead on to a level 3 apprenticeship or into employment. It can also lead on to Higher Education.

What will I study?

In the first year you will study:
- Fundamentals of IT
- Global Information
- Computer Networks
- The Internet of Everything
- Computer Systems – Hardware
- English GCSE (if required)
- Mathematics GCSE (if required)

After successfully completing the first year you will study:
- Cyber Security
- Product development
- Systems analysis and design
- Mobile technology
- Computer systems – software
- IT technical support
- English GCSE (if required)
- Mathematics GCSE (if required)

How will this course be delivered?

This course consists of practical and theoretical sessions culminating in either assignments or examinations depending on the unit. Employer involvement is an essential part of the course so you will have external speakers who are actively involved in the industry.

What qualifications will I get?

At the end of the first year you will get:
- OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT (IT Infrastructure Technician)
- Units working towards content related to CISCO Internet of Everything Certificate.

At the end of the second year you will also have achieved:
- OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT (IT Infrastructure Technician)
- Units working towards content related to CISCO Introduction to Cyber Security Certificate.

In addition you will have re-taken your English and Mathematics GCSE.

How will I be assessed?

In the first year Fundamentals of IT and Global Information units are assessed by formal examinations set and marked by OCR. These will be sat in January with a chance to re-sit in the following May/June.
In the second year Cyber Security is assessed by formal examination and marked by OCR. This is sat in the January with an opportunity to re-sit in the May/June.
All other units are assessed by assignments set and marked by the College

How do I get a place on the course?

You can get a place on the course by completing the internal progression form . Applicants are invited for an interview with a member of the School of Computing.

What are the entry requirements?

A PASS or higher at Level 2 OCR Diploma or BTEC extended certificate and English GCSE at grade D or higher and Mathematics GCSE at grade D or higher.

What else do I need to know?

You will need a data stick, pens, pencils, lined A4 paper and an A4 lever arch file for your work for the examined units.

The course is recognised by industry and higher education and carries UCAS points.

During the first year there are no additional costs apart from supplying a data stick, pens, pencils and lined A4 paper.

A trip to the National Computing Museum at Bletchley Park is planned for the beginning of the second year. The cost will be approximately £30 which will be due in the June of the first year. Final cost will be confirmed closer to the time as it is dependent on numbers.

What can I do after this course?

After this course you can choose to progress to higher education, a level 3 apprenticeship or into employment.

Contact

Solihull College, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB, Tel: 0121 678 7000, Minicom: 0121 628 7005, Email: enquiries@solihull.ac.uk, Internet: www.solihull.ac.uk

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Location
Start Date
Day
Time
Course Fee

Blossomfield Campus

September 2016

Various

Various

Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds