Course Overview

BTEC Level 1/ 2 First Certificate – Systems Support is a new course that has been developed to meet the demands of employers. Computer Systems Support now plays an important and essential part in our day-to-day dealing with computers at home, at college, and at work.
While on the course, you will learn how to use a variety of software to present your work, learn about computer systems, networking and customising software.
With the skills you learn from this course you will be able to apply for employment as an IT support trainee, or progress to an advance course like BTEC Diploma or Diploma in Systems Support.
You will take part in a one wek mandatory work placement as part of this course.
On completion of this course you could progress to one of the following other courses:
  • BTEC National Diploma in Media (Games Development)
  • BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners (Systems Support)
  • BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners (Business and IT)

Course Structure

To gain the full BTEC Level 1/ 2 First Certificate – Systems Support, you need to study and achieve the required grade in the following three core and four specialist units:
Core Units
  • The Online World.
  • Technology Systems.
  • Digital Portfolio
Specialist Units
  • Computer Networks
  • Spreadsheet Development
  • Software Development

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at D or above including Maths, English and ICT (or a vocational equivalent such as OCR National Award or Certificate in IT) or Relevant Foundation Level course in IT, subject to references and including Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English or equivalent.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How Will I Learn?

You will learn through the following methods:

  • Lectures
  • Practical work
  • Workshops
  • Assignment work
  • Research
  • Online Learning

Skills You Will Develop

How to communicate in ICT environment, How to develop and create system using spreadsheet and programming.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].