This is a two year programme which is equivalent to three A Levels. This course will provide you with practical computing and networking infrastructure skills based on current industry needs.
With a combination of technical, practical and professional content the course has been designed to develop your practical knowledge and understanding in networking and infrastructure in IT with the focus on providing you with industry standard skills. As a result, you will have the opportunity to obtain industrial certifications (such as Microsoft MTA and Cisco).
This course will cover units in the following areas: • computer systems hardware • computer systems software • computer networks • IT technical support • enterprise computing • internet of everything • developing a smarter planet • fundamentals of IT • global information • virtual and augmented reality • Cloud technology.
Additionally, you will gain skills in: • Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 and Linux • managing networks • Cloud computing in industry.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability. These include Microsoft technical associate exams in networking fundamentals, Windows OS fundamentals and security fundamentals and Cisco IT essentials. You will also undertake a team project based on IOT and networking concepts.
Career Opportunities / Progression
Following the completion of the extended diploma you may progress to HND courses, Foundation Degree in Networking and IT Infrastructure, University degree courses or employment within the IT industry.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at the beginning of this document. Preference may be given to those with Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy at Grade C or equivalent.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.