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  • Is this course for you?

    Do you have an interest in computers? Are you looking for a career in networking, programming and or cyber security? Then the Technical Introductory Diploma in IT is the right course for you!

    This course is aimed directly at those looking to progress in a career using digital IT and computing skills. You will study a variety of subjects across the computing spectrum with a specific focus towards industry related skills and IT practices

  • Required qualifications

    For the Level 3 Introductory Diploma you will ideally have 4 GCSE’s at a Grade 4 (C) or above or have previous experience preferably having progressed from one of our Level 2 or Adult provision computing courses.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Our course offers you a pathway into this exciting career. You will learn skills and knowledge in being able to network computers, troubleshoot and repair problems, write your own programme, coding, make your own website, build and maintain database systems and very importantly, identify security issues and know how to keep your systems safe and secure.

  • Careers

    Once you have completed the Introductory Diploma you may want to consider our Access to HE course in IT, or depending on your progress, be a potential candidate to start on our HND in Computer Science You could move into an apprenticeship, again offered by South Staffordshire College, or look for employment.

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated work experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.

    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • English and maths

    If you have not achieved your intended grade for maths and English, you will have the opportunity to continue studying these at the college. You will also be developing these skills within your study programme.

  • Other important information

    When joining the college, you will be given access to Adobe Creative Cloud along with other software that will be needed throughout your course.

    The college has been working with some exciting partners, including our Huawei Academy, to provide additional opportunities for our students to support their learning and careers, including competition opportunities and access to additional learning resources.

    The only thing that we require students to bring in to college is pens, pencils and sketchbooks as you will be designing and sketching out ideas.

  • Is this course for you?

    Do you have an interest in computers? Are you looking for a career in networking, programming and or cyber security? Then the Technical Introductory Diploma in IT is the right course for you!

    This course is aimed directly at those looking to progress in a career using digital IT and computing skills. You will study a variety of subjects across the computing spectrum with a specific focus towards industry related skills and IT practices

  • Required qualifications

    For the Level 3 Introductory Diploma you will ideally have 4 GCSE’s at a Grade 4 (C) or above or have previous experience preferably having progressed from one of our Level 2 or Adult provision computing courses.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Our course offers you a pathway into this exciting career. You will learn skills and knowledge in being able to network computers, troubleshoot and repair problems, write your own programme, coding, make your own website, build and maintain database systems and very importantly, identify security issues and know how to keep your systems safe and secure.

  • Careers

    Once you have completed the Introductory Diploma you may want to consider our Access to HE course in IT, or depending on your progress, be a potential candidate to start on our HND in Computer Science You could move into an apprenticeship, again offered by South Staffordshire College, or look for employment.

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated work experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.

    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • English and maths

    If you have not achieved your intended grade for maths and English, you will have the opportunity to continue studying these at the college. You will also be developing these skills within your study programme.

  • Other important information

    When joining the college, you will be given access to Adobe Creative Cloud along with other software that will be needed throughout your course.

    The college has been working with some exciting partners, including our Huawei Academy, to provide additional opportunities for our students to support their learning and careers, including competition opportunities and access to additional learning resources.

    The only thing that we require students to bring in to college is pens, pencils and sketchbooks as you will be designing and sketching out ideas.

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  • Technical Introductory Diploma in IT Level 3

    Code: QTF3ITID-Y1

    Start Date: September

    Full Time: 22 Week(s)