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IT - Technologies (Level 4) - Part-time


Course outline

This course is perfect if you’d like an advanced qualification and lots of practical experience to help towards a more senior role.

You’ll learn about the role of technical support in the workplace, with units including:

  • Project management
  • Systems development
  • Local Area Networking technologies
  • Networking infrastructure
  • Configuring Windows systems
  • Installing and configuring a server

Routing and Switching Essentials pathway:

This unit will give you an understanding of the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. It develops skills related to configuring a router and a switch for basic functionality.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPng, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4

This unit includes content from Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. In particular, the content is relevant to the Routing and Switching Essentials course.

Networking Infrastructure pathway:

The purpose of this unit is to provide you with an understanding of the directory-based infrastructure of large scale complex networked systems, their design, implementation and testing.

You will explore concepts of addressing, resource management, privileges, security policies and naming of devices and develop your skills to design complex network infrastructure systems.

The course will be supported by units on a range of employability and business skills, such as effective communication and project management.

You can expect a professional course that is largely practical, with industry-standard IT equipment.

How to apply for this course

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You will be able to apply for 2020 entry soon.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions


Maid Marian Way

Date / time:

Start: 9th September 2019

End: 26th June 2020

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £5,421

Tuition fees are free for 16-18 year olds. If you are aged 19+ you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the course fees.

Course code: C029200 / Q029201


City & Guilds Level 4 Professional Diploma ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals


1 year

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You’ll need a relevant full Level 3 qualification, including GCSE English Language and Maths at grades 9–4/A*–C. Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4/C.


This course will be assessed by completing a number of practical assignments graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.


Choose to follow with a university-level course such as our HND in Software Development, or move into a career such as end user support, helpdesk support, IT support, network administration or in IT maintenance.

Additional information

Check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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