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IT & Computing

The qualification provides basic level skills and knowledge that could lead to further education in IT or related areas as well as underpinning other educational sectors. It can offer those moving into their first job roles the confidence to work effectively with ICT and deal with tasks that are straightforward or routine.

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    Entry Requirements

    The course is designed for those with little or no experience in computing for the underpinning knowledge that could progress to further education or employment. Applicants will have completed an IT related Level 2 qualification.

    Assessment Method

    For these qualifications you will be required to complete at least one of the following methods or a combination of methods of assessment for each unit undertaken that clearly demonstrate the learning outcomes and assessment criteria have been met. This may be done by one or a mix of the following assessment methods: - Portfolio of evidence taken from activities involving the use of contemporary ICT systems - Assignments for relevant units - e-assessment provide by the awarding body - Knowledge tests - Scenario-based assessment - Witness testimony - Professional discussion - Simulations

    Aims of the course

    With guidance you will be able to operate information and communication software or hardware with knowledge and understanding it the units and topics they undertake.

    Progression Opportunities

    On completion of this qualification you may choose to progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications: - City & Guilds Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Information Management Using ICT or a related qualification in the IT adjacent sectors (e.g. IT Practitioner/Professional and Contact Centres). Candidates may carry forward credits for a period of 3 years to support progression from ITQ Award to ITQ Certificate and from ITQ Certificate to ITQ Diploma.


    We have a wide range of modern computer labs where you will learn a range of skills. We also have computers in break out areas for your independent learning.

    Career Options

    This course is suitable for those who want to work within the field of computing and IT support and have an interest in the development and distribution of IT related careers or they can progress onto a higher level courses.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 02/09/2024
End Date 27/06/2025
Course Code 4ITEM9A0


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19-24 £ 2,225
24+ £2,225
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