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IT Networking & Systems Support BTEC 90 Credit Diploma & Extended Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

What makes a computer work? This course will focus on designing computing and networking solutions. You will analyse business systems, learn how to support users of computer systems and develop software solutions. If you want a career in designing, implementing and maintaining computer and network systems, this course is ideal for you.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • Computer Hardware, Software Development and Information Systems
  • end-user support
  • Website Management
  • PC specification and maintenance
  • Network Administration and Networking projects
  • Animation

On the course you will:

  • create your own software program
  • gain practical work experience
  • attend visits to discover how computers are used in industry and commerce
  • discover how reliant the world is on technology and how important technological
  • experts have become

Entry requirements

Four or more GCSEs at grades A*-C, including Mathematics (grade 9-5). Students currently taking an intermediate vocational course will need a full Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma with Merit in a related subject and a grade 5 in Mathematics.


Assessment is through internally assessed assignments.

Future opportunities

On completion, you will be able to progress to university to study a range of degrees including networking, data Communications, Software Engineering, Games Software Development, Information Systems, Business or Computer Systems Engineering. You could also seek employment as a Technician, Trainee Manager or Junior Network Support Technician.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.