Computing, Games and IT

Computing: Systems Infrastructure Level 3 Certificate Part-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This course will start on 10 January 2022 and will run on a Monday, 9.00am-4.00pm for 19 weeks.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement for you to have undertaken a specific qualification, but you should be able to demonstrate the skills and ability to study at Level 3. English and Maths at Level 2 will provide a good foundation for success.

You will achieve

Level 3 Certificate in Systems Infrastructure.

Course overview

This qualification has been developed in partnership with industry professionals and is ideal for those who want to develop and extend their digital and IT skills to prepare for different roles in the digital and creative industries within systems Infrastructure.

The course will:

  • Prepare you to progress to a qualification in the same sector or a related area at a higher level.
  • Prepare you for employment within different roles in the digital and creative industries and in other industries that require specific digital and IT skills within systems infrastructure.

This qualification can be studied alongside an apprenticeship and is designed for job roles in industries where specific digital and IT skills are required, such as finance, marketing, machining and manufacturing.

Course content

You must complete the mandatory Project Management unit and four of the specialist units listed below:

  • Cloud Technologies
  • Data Communications
  • Networking
  • System Management and Support
  • System Security and Encryption
  • Systems Analysis

You will use a variation of assessment methods to build up a portfolio of evidence from practical tasks or written work.

All equipment will be provided.

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
Barnsley
S70 2EY

After successful completion of the course you could move on to Higher Education, an apprenticeship or employment.

How much does the course cost?

If you are aged 19 or over and this is your first Level 3 course, this course is free. If you already hold a Level 3 qualification, the price is £1645. If you are aged 24 or above, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.

 

 

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Computing: Systems Infrastructure Level 3 Certificate Part-time

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