Welcome to West College Scotland’s Schools Vocational Programme; we are delighted that you are considering coming to study at our College. If you are unsure of what you want to do when you leave school, then read on... The courses we offer are ideal if you want to explore subjects and possible career choices which you may not have had the opportunity to study at school. Our courses are designed to give you a whole new learning experience which is different from your school learning. We aim to help you develop new skills relevant to future employment in the wider world and to give you the opportunity to progress to further or higher education, so that you achieve your ambitions. We look forward to welcoming you to West College Scotland.
STRATA IT FUNDAMENTALS Course Outline The official CompTIA description of Strata is an entry-level certificate that ensures knowledge of PC components, functionality, compatibility, and related technology topics. To summarise, Strata covers computer hardware, compatibility issues and common errors, software installation and functions, system settings, security risks, Multimedia, the Internet Entry Level Recommended Strata is aimed at students working at Nat 5 Level who are considering a career in IT. Course Content Personal computer basics Managing computer contents. Windows settings System Tools Windows Security - User accounts, Malware, Automatic updates and Windows Firewall Windows Networking Web browsing basics Customizing Internet Explorer Internet privacy and security Printing Display devices Connectors and adapters Multimedia devices - Scanners and cameras, audio devices. Processors and memory - CPU and memory. Data Storage devices Network basics - Wide area networks and Network concepts. Network Protocols and connections - Addressing and client configuration. Network security overview Safety Computer Hardware care and maintenance Progression IT Essentials and from there, vendor qualifications such as CompTIA A+, Cisco Interview There will be a one to one interview with the computing team for this course. Key Facts Location Clydebank Campus Level SCQF Level 5 Day Wednesday and Friday Time 1:30pm - 4:00pm 024
CISCO CCNA ROUTING AND SWITCHING Course Outline Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professionals are in short supply. The Cisco CCNA curriculum helps students prepare for ICT careers and are aligned with the globally recognized Cisco CCENT and CCNA certifications, further validating skills to potential employers. Entry Level Recommended S5-6 Students applying for this course should be working at NAT 5 level and above Course Content The CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum consists of four x 80 hr courses: 2 out of 4 of these units will be studied with the CCENT Exam. Introduction to Networks (ITN) is the first course in the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum teaching students the architecture, structure, functions and components of the Internet and other computer networks. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Routing and Switching Essentials is the second course in the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum teaching students how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPng, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing. Scaling Networks is the third course in the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum teaching students how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP. Connecting Networks is the fourth and final course in the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum covering the WAN technologies and network services employed by converged applications in a complex network. By the end of this course, Key Facts Location Clydebank Campus Level SCQF Level 7 Day Tuesday and Thursday Time 1:30pm - 4:00pm students will be able to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Progression Students’ progress from Course 1 to course 4 at the end of course 2 students can take the CCENT certification exam and at the end of course 4, students can complete the CCNA exam. Interview There will a one to one interview by the computing department for this programme. www.westcollegescotland.ac.uk 025