ICT Systems & Principles for IT Professionals Diploma

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 2 Digital Academy

This course is designed to give students a chance to explore different areas in I.T. with more freedom than most other courses.  The freedom allows them to develop real skills and find out which areas of computing interest them the most.

Success is through successfully completing practical tasks under supervised conditions.  The work does include a few relevant questions to check knowledge but there are no exams. Assessment is kept to a minimum to allow plenty of time for learning.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.


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Ideal if:

You would like to gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of the digital environment.

You’ll need:

four GCSEs at grade D or 3, including English and mathematics, an interest in working with computers, networks and software and experience of using a mouse, keyboard and Microsoft Windows.

You’ll learn:

About different types of computers and how they are used, including how to assemble them, install operating systems, configure them and use them to create web pages, databases, video and social media.


To spend a lot of time working on and with computers to create systems which will be useful to other people in their work, in real work scenarios.

You’ll love:

Completing whole IT projects by yourself, from building PCs to setting up websites with social media links.

You’ll go on to:

Employment in this field or in another which needs good IT skills, an apprenticeship or further full-time study on one of our Level 3 courses in IT.

The average salary for an IT Business Analyst is about £40,000 a year with forecasts predicting 60,000 more jobs becoming available in the next 10 years.


ICT Systems & Principles for IT Professionals Diploma

Start Date

September 2020


St Austell


1 year

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