Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in the IT industry. It is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a route into university or higher education.

The Networking modules form part of the industry standard CCNA Course, from the internationally recognised Cisco Academy Program.  

Who is this programme for?

This course is ideal for school leavers wishing to pursue a career in IT or for students successfully achieving a Level 2 Certificate in IT.

What will I study?


  • Computer Systems
  • Systems Security
  • IT Technical Support
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Cisco CCNA 1)


  • Website Production & Management
  • Programming
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  •  Software Design & Development
  • Developing Computer Games

Start as a college student, finish as a graduate

After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.

Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by a team of IT experts through lectures, presentations and interactive workshops.

What modules are covered?

  • Communication and employability skills
  • Website design and creation
  • Programming in Visual Basic and Java
  • Hardware including networking and architecture
  • Mathematics and English
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What Next?

You could study a related subject at university-level or as an apprenticeship. Specialising in an area that interests you will provide plenty of future training opportunities.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
  • English and/or maths at level 2 or higher
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At school I knew I wanted to do IT and Networking. I chose this course because I wanted to do solely IT at college - it’s much nicer to be in an environment of IT rather than having to do lots of different subjects.

On the course you’re taught about the business side of IT instead of just the theory side, and you do more hands-on work. We did most of our technical units in year one and in year two we’re doing multimedia, including graphic design and animation. It splits it up well because you focus on the technical theory side of things in the first year and go into more creative topics in the second year.

One thing I like about college compared to school is that you can email lecturers with any questions and they’ll get back to you with an answer. You get marked on work over the two years, it’s not a case of learning all the topics and getting marked on one exam at the end of the year. It’s split up and it makes it more relaxed.


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