SKILLUP to Networking

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This course is an introductory course to the world of data networking and the internet. It is designed to give students the knowledge of how devices communicate across networks such as the internet, and how the individual components, protocols and technologies interwork together.

Course Information

Learners will learn about different network types and the standards that relate to them. They will also develop an understanding of the key components, protocols and applications that support networking in order to configure a network to meet organisational requirements. Networking is key to how the world's communications and economy work today.

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Who is this course for?

This is an ideal course for potential IT network engineers and cybersecurity specialists who want to increase their networking domain knowledge. It is also suitable for non-technical people who want to understand how IT devices communicate and how they can be made more secure.

Units / Modules

Digital and IT Skills and CISCO Essentials Award Level 2

Benefits / Skills

  • The ability to troubleshoot and review a network.
  • Understand network components, protocols and applications.
  • Develop the skills to configure a secure network.
  • The student will gain the required knowledge to recognise and mitigate security threats to a home network.

Assessment Types

Assessment for the course is via online assessments, which include both theory exams and a practical skills-based assessment whereby the student will assess and configure a network.

Career Progression

  • Information Communication Technician Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Certificate in Systems Infrastructure Level 3

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Course Details


14 Weeks

Study Type

Part time

Course Code


Course Facts

Labour Market

We deliver this course by utilising the learning resources of the Cisco Network Academy Network Essentials Course. This provides the student with downloadable network simulators and learning materials with practical and theory exercises to aid knowledge gain.

School of Digital & IT
Leeds City College
Leeds City College