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:
Working for prestigious knitwear brand John Smedley has brought marketing apprentice Sam Lavelle lots of exciting opportunities – not least meeting the Prime Minister at London Fashion Week. Sam, who is taking digital marketing qualifications via Derby College as part of his apprenticeship, was among a number of UK fashion apprentices who spoke with Theresa May during the event.
The Prime Minister was there to champion the UK's fashion industry – and highlight the vital contribution apprenticeships make in ensuring the sector remains a global leader.Sam, who has been with John Smedley since April, is delighted to have the chance to work alongside highly experienced and knowledgeable people on a daily basis. He is also enjoying working towards an OCR in IT through Derby College which will further his digital marketing skills. Sam said:
It's great. My tutors are supportive and I'm assessed in the workplace so I don't have to go into college. A lot of my learning is done online, which is also very convenient, and my assessors are flexible with meetings.
"Digital marketing is a big part of my role at John Smedley and I'm heavily involved in producing social media and other written website content for the company's central hub.