IT and Computing (Digital Skills)


Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Full Time
Duration 2 years
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 02/07/2021

Fees and Finance

16-18 N/A
19-24 £6,165 p/ year
24+ £6,165 p/ year
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This course is designed for people who are fascinated by the internet and the latest communication technologies. You'll learn the principles of network Infrastructure; how information is transferred securely through voice over IP, video calling and mobile phone data; and how to create functioning networks. You will develop skills that will enable you to build and configure enterprise networks, including network security and virtualisation. Cisco Certified Network Associate industry qualifications are also embedded in this course. *Subject to validation.

The validating body for this course is NCG

Please note: If you succesfully completed a level three course at LSC in 2017-18 and want to progress to an HE course then you don't need to complete a UCAS application. Use the 'Apply' button to apply direct to the College.

Aims of the course

To give students the technical and professional skills they will need to work in the networking and security industries.

Unit Breakdown

Year one Academic Study Skills, Fundamentals of Programming, LAN Server Administration and Virtualization, Network and Computer Systems, Network Routing and Switching, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Work Related Learning.

Year two Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Professional Development, WAN Technologies, Scaling Networks, Work-Based Learning.

Professional placements Throughout the course you will be encouraged to undertake work placements and manage live projects from industry, giving you valuable work experience to help you to secure a job when you graduate.

Assessment Method

You will learn via written practical assignments, work-based projects, presentations, peer work and independent study. Assessment is carried out through in-course technical reports, presentations, case-studies, peer assessments, work-based projects and timed assessments.

Progression Opportunities

You will be able to progress on to further study (such as a top-up degree), or go directly into employment in the network and communications industry where you could become a network engineer, network architect or server administrator.

Career Options

Graduates of this course go on to work in roles such as network engineer, network architect, technician, security analyst or server administrator in the network and communications industry.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course you must be aged 18 or over on or before the 31st August 2018

70-80 UCAS points preferably from a computing programme. You will also normally be expected to have GCSEs at A*-C (9-4) grades in English, maths and science. For mature students without these qualifications, relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants for whom English is not their first language need a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or a nationally recognised equivalent.


You'll learn at our £41m state-of-the-art Southwark campus which offers an innovative learning environment and specialised facilities, including IT laboratories equipped with the latest technology.

Process for Application

Apply via UCAS here:

What could I earn?

  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c. £46,800
  • School midday and crossing patrol occupations £20,800
  • Sales and retail assistants £29,700

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