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Routing and Switching Essentials (Level 4) - Part-time


Course outline

This course provides you with 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.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
Location to be confirmed
Due to the COVID-19 crisis this course will start at another college campus and may move to the City Hub later in the year.

Start: 28th September 2020

End: 15th March 2021

Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Day: Monday

Tuition fee: £1,000

No fee reductions available. All students pay the same fee.

Course code: C032495 / Q032496


Routing and switching essentials (Unit pathway)


20 weeks

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

No formal qualifications but a good standard of English and computer systems is required.


Assessment of your work could be carried out both internally and externally in the form of portfolio development, written projects and practical observations.


You could progress to the City & Guilds Level 4 Professional Diploma ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals (Part-time or Full-time) or the full CCNA Certification (External assessed exam required).

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