SKILLUP to Networking

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Develop your network knowledge.

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Course Information

Ever wondered how your devices communicate with networks? Or perhaps you want
to know why networking is key to the function of world communication and
economy. This course can help answer your queries. Skillup to Networking
introduces you to the world of data networking and helps explain how the
individual components, protocols and technologies all intertwine and work

You will learn about different network types and the standards that relate to
them, discover key components that support networking and develop practical
skills which will see you configuring a network.


Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for those working in the world of digital and for those who are just interested in understanding more about how IT devices communicate. If you are interested in working as an IT networking engineer or within cybersecurity, this course will give you the specialist networking domain knowledge you need to succeed.

Units / Modules

Digital and IT Skills and CISCO Essentials Award Level 2

Benefits / Skills

You will gain understanding of network components, protocols and applications as well as the ability to troubleshoot networks. You will also develop the skills needed to configure a secure network, as well as the ability to recognise and mitigate security threats to home nextworks.

Assessment Types

Assessment will take the form of a theory-based exam as well as a practical, skills-based assessment in which you will assess and configure a network.

Career Progression

Progression opportunities include further study, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Systems Infrastructure or combine learning with work by undertaking an Information Communication Technician Apprenticeship, also at 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