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Hardware Engineering - Level 3 at Middlesbrough College

Course description

This course is aimed at students with a desire to improve their skills in the technical and networking aspects of computing. The course includes gaining practical networking and technical skills that could be used whilst dealing face to face with customers or implementing solutions in the field.

Course content

U1 - Comms & Employability (M) U2 - Computer Systems (M) U7 - Organisational System Security U10 - Communication Technologies U11 - Systems Analysis & Design U12 - IT Tech Support U13 - IT Troubleshooting & Repair U25 - Maintaining Computer Systems U29 - Installing & Upgrading Software A second year optional year can include the following units: U3 - Information Systems (M) U4 - Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems U9 - Computer Networks U17 - Project Planning with IT U19 - Computer Systems Architecture U24 - Controlling Systems Using IT U23 Networked Systems Security Units may vary

Entry requirements

Four GCSE’s graded A - C including English and Maths. Alternatively a Level 2 BTEC in a Computer Science discipline with a MERIT grade and Level 2 in English & Maths (or equivalent). "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."


A portfolio of assessed work will be produced via set assignments and practical work.

Future opportunities

Upon completion of this course university courses can be accessed as well as apprenticeships and employment. The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

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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