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Software/Hardware Engineering Level 1 at Middlesbrough College

Course description

This qualification is for those studying in preparation for employment in the Information and Communication Technology sector particularly in job roles where they will be expected to use ICT skills, liaise with users and carry out ICT operational roles. This qualification is also suitable for those wishing to gain entry to level 2 in either Hardware or software engineering. The units covered will include ICT skills for business, Web page creation, design and production of a multimedia product, databases, E-commerce, ICT Hardware/software and support, ICT systems installation and application.

Course content

Improving productivity using IT (101) IT user fundamentals (102) IT communication fundamentals (106) Set up an IT system (103) Optimise IT system performance (104) IT security for users (105) Using mobile IT devices (108) Using collaborative technologies (111) IT software fundamentals (112) Multimedia software (124) Database software (118) Imaging software (121) Specialist software (to link with U128) (116) Website software (128) Using a keyboard (to link with U128) (131) Developing Self Healthy Living Preparation for Work Managing Own Money Understanding Personal Identity Healthy Lifestyles Skills for Employment Self Development for Your Career Exploring Career Choices Units may vary

Entry requirements

No specific entry qualification required apart from a keen interest in computer hardware and/or software programming, successful interview and satisfactory reference. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


Mixture of portfolio work and practical based assessment

Future opportunities

Upon completion of this course level 2 courses can be accessed as well as apprenticeships.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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