Level 3 Certificate in IT Systems and Principles - West Midlands Only

Providing the knowledge required to progress in a wide range of IT roles across the Digital Sectors



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You MUST live in one of the following West Midlands postcode areas to do this course.

Birmingham:... Read more

Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
4 months
Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles (QCF)
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This qualification is for learners who work or want to work in a number of different job roles such as Database Administrators, IT Product Developers, Telecommunications Technicians in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector.

This qualification will provide underpinning knowledge and recognise skills in Systems Support, software development and telecommunications in the workplace which will help to tailor employees’ knowledge to their specific job role.


Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual


  • Level 3 Diploma, Principles of IT - download


What does the qualification cover?

Topics include:

  • Principles of ICT Systems and Security

  • Systems Architecture

  • Principles and Concepts of Cloud Computing

  • Implement and Manage a Mobile Computing Environment

  • Fit for the Future - Employability Skills

How is the course delivered?

All of our courses are completed via our online learning platform supported with interactive resources and webinars to cover the key topics where you can interact with a tutor and your peers. You will be supported throughout by one of our tutors who will review your progress.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is aimed at those within the West Midlands (aged 19 or older) and provides the knowledge required to progress in a wide range of IT roles. It is ideal for those looking to begin a career in the digital sector. It is also appropriate for those looking to enter higher education to become a highly-skilled IT professional. This qualification also covers employability skills that will help you in finding a job.


Thanks to our partnership with The West Midlands Combined Authority, we can offer this online qualification, which is supported by our specialist trainers, free of charge to those based within the West Midlands.

You MUST live in one of the following West Midlands postcode areas to do this course.

Birmingham: B1-B21, B23-B30, B38, B40, B42, B47, B62-B63, B67, B72-B76, B94, B99

Solihull: B36-B37, B90-B93

Coventry: CV1-CV8

Sandwell: B64-B66, B68-B71, WS10

Wolverhampton: WV1-WV6, WV8-WV14, WV98

Dudley: DY1-DY9

Walsall: WS1-WS9

Career path

This Level 3 programme allows candidates, who are not in employment, to progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • Level 4 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (4520-04)
  • Level 4 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles (7630-04)
  • Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (4520-03)
  • Higher Level Apprenticeship

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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