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CompTIA A+

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Evening

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2022

Cost £334
(see funding options)

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Course overview

CompTIA A+ is an industry-renowned qualification recognised by top companies such as Microsoft and CISCO as an A+ certification. This course will teach you how to diagnose computer problems, repair, configure and install computer hardware and operating systems. You will learn essential skills that will allow you to troubleshoot and upgrade personal computers. This course is a great way to enhance your career prospects. 
 
The course is an evening class with learning supported through hands-on practical exercises. The course runs every Thursday evening from 5:30pm - 8:30pm each semester. This is a preparation course. On successful completion of the course you will be eligible for discount vouchers towards the cost of the two A+ exams which will mean a saving of £75 at current prices. 

Semester 1 Aug-Jan
Semester 2 Jan-June

What you will learn

  • Diagnose Computer Problems
  • Computer Hardware
  • Operating Systems
  • Troubleshooting
  • Upgrading Personal Computers

How the course is assessed

  • The evening course includes a CISCO certificate.

Number of days per week

  • One evening per week (Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm) for 16 weeks

Entry requirements

  • For school leavers: three National 5s, one in a numerate subject such as Mathematics, Computing or a Science
  • For everyone else: All enquiries are welcome regardless of qualifications. Edinburgh College computing staff can assess where you can start or progress in your computing career and find the right course for you

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • There may be an interview where you should bring along your qualification certificates
  • The interview is an opportunity to meet the lecturer, hear about the course and ask any questions

 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Sit the CompTIA A+ examinations - this certification is internationally recognised and will be beneficial when seeking a career in IT support and the computing industry
  • NPA Cyber Security, Networking and Forensics taught at Edinburgh College
  • NPA Access to Cyber security Software Development and Web

 

    Career options

    • This is an ideal course for CPD for those already in employment that need to upskill on basic computing technology and troubleshooting computer issues
    • Entry level IT technician and similar apprenticeships

     

     

     

    Study Options

    Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
    Sighthill Campus Evening 24/01/22 20 Weeks £334

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