Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles

Key Details

  • Available at:
  • Course type:
    Short Course
  • Study Mode:
  • Level:
  • Programme Area:
    Personal Learning Account
    IT and Media
  • Course Length:

    6 hours a week for 15 weeks (day-release basis)

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Course Description

This course is an introductory course allowing you to develop their skills in a range of different areas. Units available cover a wide range of technical areas. To enable employment in a range of occupations, it will be designed to introduce you to a range of different technologies: web development, programming and computer systems.

It is not expected that you have detailed technical knowledge but basic IT skills would be an advantage. It is ideal for you if you wish to retrain for a job in technology or to start your path to learning at a higher level.

Entry Criteria

4 GCSEs at grade C or above ideally including Welsh/English or Maths


The qualification uses a range of delivery tools. Learning will take place in a classroom using lectures, research tasks and group work. Some additional work will need to be undertaken outside of the classroom to complete assessments.


All assessments are completed through course work assignments.


You could continue with further study in the area eventually progressing to degree-level study.

The jobs that are available are wide-ranging and examples of the types of job role available are:

  • Database administrator
  • IT product developer
  • Systems support desk technician
  • Web designer
  • Software developer

Would you like to apply for this course?

Personal Learning Account