Learn to diagnose computer problems, repair, configure and install computer hardware and operating systems. 

You will also learn essential skills that will allow you to troubleshoot and upgrade personal computers. The course is, therefore, a great way to enhance your career prospects.

Course Content

  • Diagnose Computer Problems

  • Computer Hardware

  • Operating Systems

  • Troubleshooting

  • Upgrading Personal Computers

Placement Information

How Course Is Assessed:

  • 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.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of 1 national 5 in a numerate subject such as maths, computing or a science subject

  • If you are a mature student then we will take current or previous skills and experience into account

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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

English Proficiency Requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5

Progression Routes

  • Sit the CompTIA A+ examinations - this certification is internationally recognized and will be beneficial when seeking a career in IT support and the computing industry.

  • 3D Printing evening course

  • Robotics and Control systems

  • CISCO Internet of Things  (IoT)

  • Computing and Digital Media or NPA Cyber Security , Networking and Forensics

  • CISCO Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

Success Stories

Gabriella successfully studied the January evening course in 2017, she was then accepted on to the BEng Security and Forensics (Incorporating HND Networking) course in August 2017. She successfully gained her HNC in June 2018 and is now studying towards the 2nd year of her HND.


  • Fee: £302 Open Learning (year 1)

We’ll pay up to £200 towards the cost of your ITA approved training course. You’ll pay any outstanding balance direct to the training provider.

Learners will need to find their nearest Pearson Vue testing centre to sit the exam as we only offer the preparation for the exam, not the exam itself.

You don’t have to sit exams, some people take the course just for the experience and knowledge.