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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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Become a computer engineer with a FREE course at ELATT

The course prepares you to work in technical support job or as a helpdesk operator. You will learn about monitoring and maintaining the computer systems and the networks in an organisation. It will prepare you for a role providing technical support directly to staff and customers. 

You will learn about network planning and installation, installing and configuring computer systems & networks, and diagnosing and solving hardware and software faults. You will be taught by industry professionals who will support you through your course and onto the next stage of your career. 

12 Weeks
Duration

1.5 - 2 Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Classroom
Environment


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
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Classroom
Environment


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
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Classroom
Environment


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

Will my course cost?:

  • If you're over 24 you'll need to take our an Advanced Learning Loan to do this course.
  • If you're 19-24 and already have a Level 3 qualification, you may also need to take out a loan.
  • You can read more about ELATT's course fees here

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?

As a charity, ELATT works tirelessly to access a range of funding and donations to keep our courses free.  

In 2018-2019 we had 900 students in total, and only 10 had to pay fees. That means 890 (99.9%) got a free course!

If you are over 19, you might have to take our a student loan to do a Level 3 course (link to Advanced Learning Loans page).  We also can't train you if you are on a Student Visa, Visitor's Visa or Temporary Stay, or are an Overseas Student. 

Each year we support hundreds of different people from all walks of life, of all backgrounds, ages, circumstances and skills levels.  There's a really good chance that you can get a free course at ELATT, so apply now!

Course Fees: free courses at ELATT Apply for a course


Studying Hours

These are all the study days and times. Your course will take place on some of these times. You'll find out more information after you apply.

Mornings

Monday9.30 - 16.30

Tuesday9.30 - 16.30

Wednesday9.30 - 16.30

Thursday9.30 - 16.30

Friday9.30 - 16.30

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Evenings

MondayClosed

Tuesday18.00 - 21.00

WednesdayClosed

Thursday18.00 - 21.00

FridayClosed

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed


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.

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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."