Level 3 Certificate in Systems Infrastructure

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Gain a certificate in systems infrastructure. This course will enhance your knowledge in the areas employers are asking for and enable you to apply for jobs in the IT industry.

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Course Information

Learners will study the following topics at Level 3 to gain a broad range of

Project Management

Understand project management concepts and the processes and tools used by
organisations to manage IT projects. They will learn about project management
methodologies and use project management software to plan an IT project, track
progress, and review the outcomes to determine project success.


This unit explores cloud technologies and services and the models used to
deliver them. Learners will learn about the fundamentals of Cloud services and
the security protocols used to protect data in organisations. They will also
understand the importance of disaster recovery plans to ensure data can be

Data Communications

This unit explores data communication, transmission methods and protocols
that enable connectivity and transmission of data, including signal theory.
Students will learn why particular transmission methods are chosen for
particular situations and be able to compare the effectiveness of these
different methods.


Learners will understand the key components of networks and will also learn
about the protocols and the services provided by networks. They will explore the
technologies and devices used in networking and be able to design and maintain a
secure network.

System Security and Encryption

Learners will investigate different system security threats and the methods
used to protect against them. They will learn how encryption can be used to
protect data, and comply with legal and organisational


Who is this course for?

The 5 unit qualification is designed to gain the knowledge and understanding of the areas most relevant to a career in the IT industry. Once qualified, students will greatly enhance their prospects when applying for jobs in this sector .

Units / Modules

  • Project Management
  • Cloud
  • Data Communications
  • Networking
  • System Security and Encryption

Benefits / Skills

This qualification is current and has been developed alongside consultants with years of industry knowledge to ensure that it is fit for purpose. The qualification’s purpose is to:

  • prepare learners to progress to a qualification in the same sector or a related area at a higher level
  • prepare learners for employment within different roles in the digital and creative industries and in other industries that require specific digital and IT skills within systems infrastructure.

Assessment Types

  • Portfolio of evidence – various assessment methods
  • Written Projects
  • Presentations
  • Exams
  • Recorded Discussions

Entry Requirements

There is no requirement for learners to have undertaken a specific qualification, but learners should be able to demonstrate the skills and ability to study at Level 3. English and maths at Level 2 will provide a good foundation for successful progression.

Career Progression

  • IT Support Technician
  • Network Technician
  • Digital Support Technician
  • Digital Communications Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • First and Second Line Support

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Course Details


11 months

Study Type

Part time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£1,645   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

IT support professionals are the most in-demand jobs in the IT sector with an average starting salary of £25k.


Experienced Cloud engineers can earn £50+


There are over 10,000 Networking job vacancies in the UK

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