Networking and Systems Support Level 3
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including either Maths or English, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Maths or English at grade 4/C or above.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

As the world turns increasingly digital, the need for skilled technicians who push the boundaries of what is possible is increasingly becoming more vital for multimedia businesses. Whether it is building a corporate presence on the web or designing new formats for interactive television, multimedia design is central to creatively engaging an audience.

On this course you will learn core skills studying units such as: computer systems, communication technologies, computer networking, and employability skills for IT, programming, web design, animation, organisational systems and security. In the second year, you will learn about procedural programming, troubleshooting and repair, technical support, managing networks, computer systems architecture, digital graphics, e-commerce, project planning and information systems.

What will I learn?

• Information Technology systems
• Creating systems to manage information
• Using social media in business
• Cyber security and incident management
• Mobile apps development
• The Internet of things
• Website development
• Programming
• IT project management
• IT service delivery
• Enterprise in IT
• Cloud storage and collaboration
• IT technical support and management

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed via internal and external assessments that will be broken into various activities, which include presentations, group work and press conferences. Some units will be exam based and others will be assessed via assignment portfolios.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


Materials and other information

Students should bring in a USB to back up their work daily. There will be opportunities to attend various trips and visits to places of interest such as BT, the NEC Arena, Cadburys World, Manchester Airport, Blackpool, Trafford Centre, Disneyland Paris and Coca Cola.

Progression and Careers

On completion of this programme you could progress onto an Apprenticeship, an HNC at College, university or employment in the sector.

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