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BTEC L2 Extended Certificate in IT(Specialist) - IT Support & Networking at Richmond Adult Community College

Course description

This course will appeal to students who wish to develop IT skills and want to keep their career options open. 4 Units are studied over 2 terms. Success in the course is worth two A*- C grades at GCSE or equivalent.

Course content

The course consists of the following four units: 1. Communicating in the IT Industry 2. Working in the IT Industry 3. CISCO IT Essentials 4. Setting up an IT Network On completion of the course you will • know how to communicate information to suit audience, purpose and content • know how to use IT tools to communicate and exchange information • understand the impact of IT on individuals, communities and society • know the characteristics that are valued by employers in the IT industry • know the common job roles undertaken by people working in the IT industry Understand the hardware principles of a computer system Be able to safely assemble and maintain a range of computer systems and their components Be able to maintain operating system and security components Be able to maintain network communication for a computer system. Know the current use of computer networks Know the features and services of local and wide area network technologies Understand how network hardware and software components are connected Be able to set up a simple local area network. All units are assessed and individually graded and an overall grade is awarded for the qualification. You will learn by completing projects and assignments, based on workplace scenarios. The course will prepare you for employment or for study at advanced level and is an ideal starting point for those considering a career in IT

Entry requirements

Students should already have appropriate qualifications (IT, English, maths) to Level 1 or equivalent. Students may be asked to carry out a numeracy and literacy screening prior to acceptance onto the course.


Learners will be assessed formally through coursework which will be a combination of written work, production of artefacts, presentations, projects, observations and CISCO Chapter tests. This is a level 2 course and all student work is externally moderated by the relevant board.

Further information This course may not be set up yet but it will be available in 2012

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Adult Community College directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2017
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