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Computing - ICT First Diploma in ICT (Technical) - Level 2 at North Kent College

Course description

For those wishing to work as an IT technician the skills and knowledge are developed through realistic work situations in the workshop

Course content



This qualification is designed to prepare learners for employment in the IT and Telecoms sector and is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area of work within the IT and Telecoms industry.

The framework details the range of discrete areas of competence needed to describe the diverse job roles in the IT and Telecoms industries, and IT professional jobs in other sectors.

It also includes the discrete areas of competence needed by IT users in all sectors of industry. The units have been developed in consultation with employer needs.
Programme Content units:
• Computer System Maintenance and Support
• Customer Care
• Developing Personal Effectiveness
• Installation of Hardware and Software
• Network Systems
• Health & Safety

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Entry requirements


3 GCSEs including Maths and English at grade A*-C or Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals Level 2.




Continuous assessment of portfolio of work containing evidence of competence. Completion of assignments, time constrained assessments

Financial information



TBC + £65.00 materials, text books & storage media device.

Future opportunities



Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals Level 3 or employment in the IT sector such as Technical Support, Computer Hardware Engineer, IT Technical Sales Specialist or Telecommunications Technician 

Further information

Please contact the College

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: B4D111Q
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  • Number of planned places: 215