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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 38

Hours: 4.00

Start: 07/09/2020

Days / Times: Monday 17:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 3345.00*

Adult Loan Amount: 3345.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Diploma in ICT 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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course Content

You will study a maximum of four units from the list below:

  • Maintain equipment and systems
  • Principles of ICT systems and data security
  • Software testing
  • Networking principles
  • Systems architecture
  • Data representation and manipulation for IT

*Units are subject to change.

How will I be assessed?

Depending on the units delivered, assessment involves a mix of assignments and online tests.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?


What can I do after this course?

Further Study
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:

  • Database administrator
  • IT product developer
  • Telecommunications technician
  • Systems support desk technician
  • Web designer
  • Software developer

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Sam Mount

Sam Mount

Logging into a social media career

Apprentice Sam Mount is helping Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel to improve its social media presence. He is one of three apprentices recruited by the hotel across its operations in a new partnership with Derby College. One of the city’s top boutique establishments, the hotel is a business focused on customer experience, and values its social media credibility highly.
Sam’s work plays an important role in communicating and engaging with customers as well as building the hotel brand through creative platforms. He attends Derby College on day release every two months as he works towards an NVQ award.

While the social side of university life appealed to me, I wasn’t convinced that I wanted to study for three years, especially when there was no guarantee of a job at the end of it. I’d always been interested in both the software and hardware aspects of computer technology, so when I saw the social media opportunity on the national apprenticeship website, I decided to give it a go.


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