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IT & Computing

This course is designed for people who are fascinated by the internet and the latest communication technologies. You'll learn the principles of network Infrastructure; how information is transferred securely through voice over IP, video calling and mobile phone data; and how to create functioning networks. You will develop skills that will enable you to build and configure enterprise networks, including network security and virtualisation. Cisco Certified Network Associate industry qualifications are also embedded in this course. *Subject to validation.

The validating body for this course is NCG

Please note: If you succesfully completed a level three course at LSC in 2017-18 and want to progress to an HE course then you don't need to complete a UCAS application. Use the 'Apply' button to apply direct to the College.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    To apply for this course you must be aged 18 or over on or before the 31st August 2018

    70-80 UCAS points preferably from a computing programme. You will also normally be expected to have GCSEs at A*-C (9-4) grades in English, maths and science. For mature students without these qualifications, relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants for whom English is not their first language need a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or a nationally recognised equivalent.

    Assessment Method

    You will learn via written practical assignments, work-based projects, presentations, peer work and independent study. Assessment is carried out through in-course technical reports, presentations, case-studies, peer assessments, work-based projects and timed assessments.

    Aims of the course

    To give students the technical and professional skills they will need to work in the networking and security industries.

    Progression Opportunities

    You will be able to progress on to further study (such as a top-up degree), or go directly into employment in the network and communications industry where you could become a network engineer, network architect or server administrator.

    Facilities

    You'll learn at our £41m state-of-the-art Southwark campus which offers an innovative learning environment and specialised facilities, including IT laboratories equipped with the latest technology.

    Career Options

    Graduates of this course go on to work in roles such as network engineer, network architect, technician, security analyst or server administrator in the network and communications industry.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 2 years
Start Date 07/09/2020
End Date 01/07/2022

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 6,165 p/year
24+ £6,165 p/year
International Please Enquire

More Options

  • Starting 07/09/2020 at Southwark
    Venue Southwark
    Day/Eve Day
    Mode Full Time
    Duration 2 years
    Start Date 07/09/2020
    End Date 01/07/2022

    Funding

    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 £ 6,165 p/year
    24+ £6,165 p/year
    International Please Enquire

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Chernoh Wuriee

I have been able to attain a First Class degree and all this was possible because of what Sandra Fernando and other IT Tutors taught me – I really do appreciate their teaching and support. Thanks and keep doing the good work!

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