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BTEC Certificate in IT (Specialist) - CISCO IT Essentials (IT Support) at Richmond Adult Community College

Course description

This is an industry recognised Level 2 qualification providing an ideal preparation for students aiming to work in the IT industry or for those already working in IT who want to enhance their skills. The course embeds CISCO Accreditation within a BTEC Level 2 Certificate.

Course content

The course consists of the Cisco CCNA Curriculum and the following BTEC units • Communicating in the IT Industry • Supporting Organisations with IT On completion of the course you will • Be a CISCO qualified specialist • 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 ways in which organisations use IT • Understand the reasons why organisations use IT • Understand the impact of IT on individuals and organisations • Be able to plan a working environment to incorporate IT. All units are assessed and individually graded and an overall grade is awarded for the qualification. You 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 etc. 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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