If you wish to pursue a career in IT, this course will give you the knowledge and understanding that is required for success within the industry.
This qualification is designed to support learners who wish to study IT as a one-year, full-time course.
You will be required to complete six units, of which four are mandatory and two are external. This will allow you to gain a BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Information Technology.
The course will develop your skills and understanding in each of the following areas:
You will learn in a variety of ways – through talks and demonstrations, by completing practical tasks and exercises, by independent study and by evaluation and assessment of your work. The course includes industry research and report writing, the development of your CV and identifying the employment role that best suits your abilities and aspirations. English, Maths and IT will form an integral part of your studies on the course.
Field trips are also planned during the course.
The course is based at Newham College's Stratford Campus (ten minutes from Stratford tube) in a modern, well-equipped classroom.
You will need to satisfy one of the following entry requirements:
Entry onto all full time courses is also subject to:
Overseas equivalent qualifications will also be considered as determined by qualified guidance staff within the Admissions team.
Applicants will be required to sit an initial assessment of their IT, English and Maths ability.
This course is only open to 16 to 18 year olds.
On achievement of these industry-recognised qualifications you will have extensive knowledge and skills to enhance your employability prospects in the IT industry. It will enable you to apply for various roles within the IT industry, which include job titles such as Network Technician, Network Engineer and technical support roles.
It will also broaden your employment opportunities by displaying your advanced skills.
This qualification will enable you to boost your CV and stand out in today's competitive job market. It will also broaden your employment opportunities by displaying your advanced skills.
This course is free for 16-18 students.
If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.
We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.