7540-13 System Support or Systems and Principles qualifications provide ideal knowledge for those looking to progress in their career or learn new ICT skills. They are also appropriate for those looking to go further with their education on a City & Guilds Level 4 ICT qualification, a Higher Level Apprenticeship or a higher education course.
The Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals qualification is perfect for those looking to gain some in-depth skills and knowledge to start a career in an ICT job role.
No previous experience or qualifications in ICT are expected. However we do expect a good standard of English along with the drive to succeed in the ICT industry.
You will study a maximum of four units from the list below:
*Units are subject to change.
Depending on the units delivered, assessment involves a mix of assignments and online tests.
You can progress to a Level 5 Foundation Degree in Computing.
These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of ICT roles, including:
After finishing school I wanted to focus specifically on IT and achieved better results when doing course work so chose a BTEC National Diploma at Derby College. I really enjoyed focusing solely on IT but having various different disciplines with the IT, it gave me a varied understanding of what is expected within each different branch of IT. My time at the College gave me an understanding of different roles that I could do in a work environment and what skills are applicable in each field. I use of the technical programming skills I learnt at the College on a day to day basis.
The most exciting part of my current role is training and developing new staff members, helping them to learn new technical process and learning transferable skills that can go across the industry.