Course Details

  • This level 3 course is ideal for anyone who wants to progress their career in IT or wishes to specialise their IT skills. The course will help you to develop skills across a wide range of IT topics such as web design using HTML and CSS, networking technologies and advancements and security in IT.

    You will also gain Microsoft certification, which is ideal for anyone considering a career in technology. The two Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) units which make up the course are Networking Fundamentals and Server Administration Fundamentals.

    You will learn about ICT customer support provision, networking principles, testing and maintaining ICT systems, ICT repair centre procedure, technologies of the internet, principles of ICT system and windows server administration fundamentals.

  • You should have a level 2 qualification in a related subject and level 1 functional skills in English and maths. A good understanding of computer systems and network technologies is also required.

  • At regular intervals during the course, you’ll be assessed on both your theoretical knowledge and practical understanding. This will include online tests, written assignments and observed practical building sessions.

  • Completing this Level 3 course will give you the qualifications you need to advance onto a higher level of study. You could apply for university courses or enrol on one of our foundation degrees in Network Engineering with Administration, Computer Network Security with Ethical Hacking, Computer Systems Engineering and Software Development.

    The diverse set of skills that you develop will prepare you to pursue a career as a Network Support Technician, Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist, IT Systems Administrator and Field Service Technician.

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  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our Fees, Funding and Finance page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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