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IT & Computing

This course is designed for those who have little or no knowledge of ICT seeking a route into jobs which require some knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing packages in Microsoft Office. There are 3 units. Namely: IT User Fundamentals Word processing Spreadsheets

Qualification City & Guilds Entry 3 Level Award for IT Users (ITQ).

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

    Entry Requirements

    An interview with College staff.

    Assessment Method

    A range of practical work and completion of end of course assignment

    Aims of the course

    The aim of this course is to develop the skills and knowledge that learners need for a career in IT. Designed to meet the needs of today's businesses, this hands-on, applied qualifications give learners a chance to gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification and progress to employment or further education in the IT sector.

    Progression Opportunities

    City and Guilds Level 1 Award for IT Users (ITQ).

    Facilities

    Lessons

    Career Options

    What can I earn in the digital skills sector? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a digital skills qualification, you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and an excellent salary in your sights. For example: IT project managers start on around £29,000 a year and an earn £49,000 with 3-5 years' experience IT user support technicians start on around £22,000 a year and can earn £33,000 with 3-5 years' experience Website developers start on around £18,000 and can earn £32,000 with 3-5 years' experience

    If you're interested in a career in digital skills, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with companies like Cisco Systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers, students benefit from valuable work experience, and are taught by staff with extensive industry experience. To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/it-computing or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 8 weeks
Start Date 20/09/2021
End Date 31/10/2021

Funding

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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 150 p/year
24+ £150 p/year
International £480 p/year

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And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

IT specialist managers

£45,000

Programmers and software development professionals

£56,000

Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c.

£47,000

Chernoh Wuriee

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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