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IT User Skills Diploma at Newham College of Further Education

Course description

On completion of the course, you will take two exams to obtain the CompTIA IT Fundamentals qualification. On passing these exams and other assessments you will also earn the Level 1 Diploma in IT User skills. During the course you will develop an understanding in each of the following areas:

  • PC components and their functionality
  • Networking and Security
  • Installing, configuring and administering hardware and software
  • Use of a variety of Microsoft Office and productivity applications
  • Effective use of technology

You will learn in a variety of ways - through talks, and demonstrations, by completing organised practical tasks, routine tests and studying independently.

Entry requirements

To be successful in this course, you should be familiar with using personal computers. You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information. You will sit an Initial assessment of your English and Maths as well as an IT assessment. You must also be aged between 16-18 in order to enrol for this course.

Financial information

This course is free for 16-18 Home Students The Home fee is £993 (Plus £105 Exam Fee). In some instances a course may be free for 19+ students - please refer to the 'What do I Need to Pay' screen for more information.

Future opportunities

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification is ideal for students preparing to enter the IT workforce. The certificate will enable you to apply for various roles within the IT industry such as positions in entry level customer support and IT Sales roles. The certificate can be a stepping stone to higher certifications in CompTIA and Microsoft; the two most highly recognised industry IT standards in the world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newham College of Further Education directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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