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Level 2 Computing IT Technician

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Code G5010
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time

Overview

This is course is taught using a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, practical activities, completing group activities, and individual study. All staff are well trained and experienced and provide learners with a high level of professional support.

Details

8 Units including 3 Mandatory Units

• Unit 1: Essentials of IT (Mandatory)

You will learn about computer hardware and software. You will gain an understanding of how to perform hardware and software maintenance and how to keep safe while you perform these tasks. You will also learn about the benefits to you and businesses of using IT and the internet to help prepare you for a career in the Information Technology sector

Externally assesses through a 45 minutes written examination set and marked by the exam board

• Unit 2: Essential of Cyber Security (Mandatory)

You will gain knowledge and understanding of some of the threats and vulnerabilities that can have an impact on individuals and organisations. You will learn about some of the measures that can be used to protect against a cyber security attack. You will be able to apply your knowledge and understanding of these measures by recommending ways in which a digital system can be best protected.

Externally assesses through a 1 hour written examination set and marked by the exam board

• Unit 3: Building IT Systems (Mandatory)

The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand how to build an IT system that meets the needs of businesses. It is important that IT technicians have introductory knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the building of IT systems. You will develop the skills needed to recommend appropriate hardware and software for various purposes.

This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated by the exam board.

• Unit 9: Supporting IT Functions (Mandatory)

You will learn how to diagnose common hardware and software in IT Systems, using a range of tools, techniques and other resources. You will analyse the results of your diagnostic testing and learn the importance of good communication when reporting system faults to your client.

This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated by the exam board.

• Unit 12: Creating a Computer Network (Mandatory)

In any IT technical role, you will benefit from having a good grasp of the fundamentals of networking and its application. This unit has been developed to help you gain these skills and put them into practice by installing and securing a network.

This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated by the exam board.

• Unit 8: Using Emerging Technologies

You will understand the features and potential uses of emerging technologies. You will be asked to consider how emerging technologies can be used to support businesses and explain the benefits and drawbacks of these technologies. You will understand the social, commercial and legal implications when using emerging technologies and be able to identify future impacts from the application of these new technologies.

This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated by the exam board.

• Unit 10: IT Hardware Installation and Upgrade

The aim of this unit is to allow you to demonstrate an understanding of the installation and upgrade of hardware. This includes having an understanding of the reasons why upgrades/installations are required and the factors to be considered when carrying out an installation or upgrade.

This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated by the exam board.

• Unit 11: IT Software Installation and Upgrade

The aim of this unit is to allow you to demonstrate an understanding of the installation and/or upgrade of software. This includes having an understanding of the reasons why upgrades/installations are required and the factors to be considered when carrying out an installation or upgrade. You will be expected to carry out software installation and upgrades for a specified purpose.

This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated by the exam board.

Entry requirements

This course requires students to have achieved grade 3 or above in 4 GCSEs or Progression from Level 1 with a Minimum Functional Skills Level 1 in both English & Maths.

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