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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*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

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

About Joseph Wright Centre »

Dominic Saneria

Dominic Saneria

From Derby College to Workforce Planning Manager at Barclays Bank

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.


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