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IT Hardware Technologies Advanced/Intermediate/Foundation at FutureSkills @ MediaCity UK - Salford City College

Course description

This course has proven to be an interesting and effective route into the world of IT and computing technology, providing you with knowledge, skills and experience in cutting-edge technologies. Emphasis is placed on the development and assessment of practical skills leading to a technology-related career

Course content

You will learn about how ICT and computing technologies are used in the real world and improve your practical skills.  To achieve this qualification, you will study a range of units including:

  • Computer networks and network management
  • Communication technologies
  • Network systems security and organisational security systems
  • Communication and employability skills for ICT
  • Computer systems, installing and upgrading software and maintaining computer systems
  • ICT technical support and IT troubleshooting
  • Information systems and IT project planning
  • Computer game platforms and technologies, and more

You will also learn employability skills

Entry requirements

Advanced Level  5Cs/4s at GCSE

Intermediate Level 4 Ds/3s at GCSE

Foundation Level E/Fs or 1/2s at GCSE


To develop subject and personal skills, assessment will be through a combination of assignments, group and individual practical activities t develop a deep skills set.

Financial information

All full time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are EU Citizens.

Future opportunities

You can progress on to a university degree in a related subject, an advanced apprenticeship in technology solutions, or go directly into employment as an ICT technician

Further information

You will have a mentor who ensures that your training fits your requirements and offers the skills needed for the job.

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: 09 October 2018

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    • FutureSkills is a superb new state of the art centre based in the heart of MediaCityUK – a leading international hub for Creative and Digital sectors. The centre offers specialist courses in Music production and performance, AAT, Hospitality, Professional Construction and a wide range of apprenticeships. MediaCityUK is a vibrant place in which to study, live and socialise. Home to major BBC and ITV departments, MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain. Those studying at MediaCityUK love the atmosphere, range of facilities, cafes, restaurants, shops and world class events that take place – it really is an exciting place to be a part of. Many learners get the opportunity to be involved in activities at MediaCityUK including work experience at the Damson Restaurant, singing at Damson for themed evenings and entertaining large crowds at festivals. The opening of FutureSkills 2 from September 2014 will also see the launch of Media provision – specialising in production for TV, radio and film.