This course is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in IT. It will enable you to receive a great introduction to the world of technology. You can utilise this course as the first stepping stone towards your goal of working in one of the fastest growing industries and obtaining your first industry recognised qualification.
On completion of the course, you will take an exam to obtain the CompTIA IT Fundamentals qualification. On passing these exams and other assessments, you will also earn the Level 1 Certificate in IT User skills.
During the course you will develop an 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 modern, well-equipped classrooms.
You will need at 4 passes at GCSE: D-E and Entry level 3 in English or Maths. Many students progress from ESOL.
Applicants will be offered a Level 1 course where:
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
You will sit an initial assessment of your English and Maths as well as an IT assessment.
You must also be aged between 16-18 in order to enrol for this course.
The certification is ideal for students preparing to enter the IT workforce. The certificate will enable you to apply for various roles within the IT industry such as positions in entry level customer support and IT Sales roles.
The certificate can be a stepping stone to higher certifications in CompTIA and Microsoft; the two most highly recognised industry IT standards in the world.
Students who complete the Level 1 Certificate often progress to Level 2 to become a trained IT Technician. You could also progress to our other level 2 courses including Software.
This course is FREE for 16-18 year old 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.