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Computer Networking - Computer Networking (Level 2) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

Like the challenge of repairing and building computers? Do you want to set up your own IT network and link it to other networks? Want to work on live servers, and troubleshoot computer problems? Then this is the course for you.
The focus of this course is to give you the skills and knowledge to get a good job and career in the IT support field. This course will give you hands-on experience in our own Tech & Repair shop at our Middleton Campus, dealing with real customers and problem solving technical hardware and software issues.

Course content

• Access to Server 2008, voice over IP, Telecoms, Virtualisation
• IT technical support
• IT systems troubleshooting and repair
• Maintaining computer systems
• Networked systems security
• Setting up a server
• Managing networks
• Installing and maintaining computer hardware
• Raspberry PI programming and configuration

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D or above to include English and Mathematics.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

After completing this course the next step is to progress onto the Computer Networking year 1 or the Computer Programming and Web Design year 1.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hopwood Hall College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: ICTL2NWFM1


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    • How to find us - 

      By Road: 
      The Middleton Campus is two miles from junction 20 on the M62. Take the A627(M) towards Oldham and leave at first junction and follow signs to Middleton.
      By Rail: 
      The Castleton rail station is 2 miles from the Middleton campus, and takes around ten minutes to reach by bus.
      By Bus: 
      The No. 17 bus service runs frequent between Rochdale and Manchester approximately every ten minutes and stops at the entrance to the Middleton Campus.