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IT User & IT Professional Level 3 Apprenticeship at Richard Huish College

Course description

The ICT systems and Principles for IT Practitioner Professionals is a modular qualification giving theoretical background knowledge. It is an introduction to the technical side of computing and includes the following modules.

Course content

Mandatory Unit

Management and Prioritisation of Own Schedule

This unit will enable the candidate to plan and manage their own workload, understand how to identify opportunities for professional development and understand the implications of legislation and regulations on their tasks.

Optional Units
You need to choose two out of the following three optional units to make up the certificate.

Maintaining Equipment and IT Systems
This unit covers routine preventative and remedial maintenance procedures for equipment components and sub-assemblies. On completion the learner will have an understanding of health and safety procedures when carrying out routine and remedial maintenance and be able to diagnose, locate and repair component faults for identified tasks.

Principles of ICT Systems and Data Security
This unit develops an understanding of the types of threat to ICT systems and data and methods of protecting against them. It also covers an understanding of the applications of cryptography to ICT systems and data.

Networking Principles
This unit provides the skills and understanding required to design, install and maintain networked systems. It covers topologies, the OSI model and TCP/IP.

Entry requirements

All Apprentices are required to complete the components listed below in addition to the NVQ Diploma and Technical Certificate:

  • Functional Skills: Maths Level 2, English Level 2 & ICT Level 2.

The NVQ Diploma will be carried out in your workplace. All other Apprenticeship requirements will be completed at Huish Business School through day release.

The duration is approximately 24 months.

Further information

You can contact the business team on 01823 320863 or

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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    • Huish is situated on the edge of parkland overlooking fields and hills, about ten minutes walk from the town centre.

      Huish is committed to encouraging you to travel to college by cycle, public transport or car sharing where possible. There is a cycle path to the College taking you to Vivary Park so that you don’t have to walk or cycle with the traffic along South Road. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to college from the bus station but many of the buses students use come directly to the campus.