Computer Engineering
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Level 1 - 3 Courses Available: Take apart computers, and learn about the transformation of data through networks.

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About this Course

This topic teaches you network planning and installation, install and configuring computer systems & networks, diagnosing and solving hardware/software faults including networks. The course prepares you to work in technical support job or as a helpdesk operator, monitoring and maintaining the computer systems as well as the networks within an organisation. It prepares you for front-line/second-line role dealing directly within internal staff or customers who have technical issues such as forgotten passwords, viruses, email issues and VPN remote access.

Every industry and sector of life is now breathing and living on digital technology, today everything’s about technology. If you enjoy technology and specifically keeping up with the latest advances in the field of information technology, you might want to turn your hobby into a career. In today’s society, information is paramount and information technology (IT) influences all kinds of human activity. When you’re looking for a job, your personal preferences count. IT offers a wide variety of careers and this course is just the beginning of that journey.

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12 Weeks
Duration

1.5 - 2 Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Hours

Classroom
Environment

Beginner
Difficulty


Content

Mandatory Units:

  • Dismantle, assemble, install and maintain a desktop computing system
  • Fundamentals of computing systems and customer care
  • IT security for users and setting up an IT system

Additional/Optional Units:

  • Using the Internet

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Basic computing knowledge
  • Literacy - Level 1

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Award in IT Users System Support - Level 1
  • City and Guilds Award in IT User - Level 1 

Progression Options:

  • Web Design and Development - Level 1
  • Computer Engineering - Level 2

20 Weeks
Duration

1.5 - 2 Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Hours

Classroom
Environment

Intermediate
Difficulty


Content

Mandatory Units:

  • Customer support provision for the ICT

Additional/Optional Units:

  • Principles of ICT system and data security
  • Cisco IT Essentials - Part 1
  • Install and configure ICT equipment and operating systems
  • Networking principle

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Literacy - Level 1
  • Computer Engineering - Level 1 / equivalent

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Diploma - Level 2 Diplomas in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals
  • Leading to CompTIA A+ (Subject to Individual taking certification exam)
  • CISCO Academy - Level 1 IT Essentials Certificate for Completion

Progression Options:

  • Web Design and Development - Level 2
  • Computer Engineering - Level 3

22 - 28 Weeks
Duration

1 - 2 Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Hours

Classroom
Environment

Advanced
Difficulty


Content

Mandatory Units:

  • Customer support provision for the ICT

Additional/Optional Units:

  • Cisco IT Essentials - Part 1
  • Networking principles
  • Implementing an ICT systems security policy
  • Implementing and maintaining cloud technologies and infrastructure
  • Implementing and managing a network
  • Securing ICT systems and networks
  • Networking fundamentals
  • IT security fundamentals

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Literacy - Level 1
  • Computer Engineering - Level 2 / equivalent

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Diploma for ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals
  • CISCO Academy IT Essentials Certificate

Progression Options:

  • Web Design and Development - Level 1
  • Employment Pathways / University

Which units will I study for my course?

All our courses have one or more mandatory units and a choice of additional units.

Course content is tailored for you (and your employer) and the list of units outlined here are a guide only. Units covered will also depend on your prior learning and credit requirement. If there is something specific that you are interested in learning, please discuss this with your tutor during induction.


What if I don't have the entry requirements for a course?

There are other courses available to help you build up the skills and qualifications you need to be eligible for our courses. Please get in touch to discuss this further!


Which level can I study?

During your appointment assessment, we will help you work out which course will be the most suitable for you based on your results, previous experiences and interests.


Will my course cost?

This depends on age and a few other factors:

  • If you are 14-18 years old (young person) your courses will be completely free, regardless of which or how many courses you do.
  • If you are 19-23 years old your first course will be free, however your next course will cost.
  • If you are 24 years and older all courses will cost a fee.

If you're worried about costs, no problem. There are many financial options available to get past this barrier. Have a look at the fees page for more information!

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You are more than welcome to give us a call at 0800-0420-184 or email hello@elatt.org.uk to ask questions and find out more. We are available from 9am-5pm on weekdays.

Benefits of this topic

Hardware Operation

Learn the insides of computers, servers and other essential IT devices.

Network Management

Learn about network management and the transformation of data.

Constant Need

System issues will always exist, supporting consistent engineering workflow.

Modern Technology

Test and work with modern technology in today's world.

charles-graduate

Meet Charles

Occupation: IT Manager

"Now I know that I can study and work and achieve great things, I am striving to achieve more professional qualifications so that I can continually do well in my career. I have learnt so much and I will apply all my expertise to my new job where I will be managing the IT networks at the Royal Hospital Chelsea."