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Qualification - Proficiency Award In Computer Servicing

Course CodeVIT001
Fee CodePA
Duration (approx)500 hours
QualificationProficiency Award

ONLINE COMPUTER SERVICING COURSE

Looking for a Career in I.T. Support?

This course is an ideal step in that direction.

COURSE STRUCTURE

To attain a proficiency award, you need to:

A/ Complete assignments and pass exams for three compulsory 100 hour modules/subjects

B/ Complete two other modules, with a strong emphasis on work experience or an industry networking.

You might also satisfy this by either submitting a reference from an employer or reputable colleague; or by undertaking a major study of a workplace issue and writing a document such as a management report or business plan (under guidance from a tutor).

COURSE CONTENT

  • The Computer Workshop.
  • Computer and Workshop safety.
  • Hardware Components.
  • Different Systems & Basic Disassembly.
  • System Assembly.
  • Peripherals.
  • Installation of software.
  • Computer Maintenance.
  • Troubleshooting.
  • Introduction to Hardware Components
  • Basic Diagnostic Equipment
  • Electric Circuits & Fault Analysis
  • Problem Solving & Fault Analysis
  • Diagnostic Testing A
  • Diagnostic Testing B
  • Software Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Disk Drives & CD-ROM
  • Video & Audio Systems
  • Developing A Maintenance Program
  • Using Tools & Equipment.
  • Electronics
  • CPU Problems
  • Repairing Circuit Boards & Installing Hardware Components
  • Printer Problems
  • Other Peripherals
  • Networks
  • Deciding On A Course Of Action

    NOTE: The Proficiency Award is made up of Computer Servicing I, II & II plus a major workplace project.

    Duration: 500 hours

  • Modules

    Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Proficiency Award In Computer Servicing.
     Computer Servicing I VIT203
     Computer Servicing II VIT204
     Computer Servicing III VIT205
     
    Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 5 modules.
     Industry Project BIP000
     Industry Project II BIP001
     Networking Foundations BIT103
     Workshop I BGN103
     Workshop II BGN203
     

    Note that each module in the Qualification - Proficiency Award In Computer Servicing is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


    Learning Facilities

    ACS follows the old fashioned idea that “the student comes first”. Our staff are told to treat every student as an individual and respond promptly to their enquiries; and the facilities we have developed and continue to develop, are all focused on that goal. Facilities include:

    • Offices in two time zones (UK and Australia) –which means an international team of academics are responding to students 5 days a week and 16 hours a day.
    • An online student room with unique resources that are only available to students studying our courses, including online library.
    • Bookshop offering quality downloadable e books
    • A data base of 20 million words of unique information written by our staff over 3 decades that can be drawn upon if needed by academics for use in supporting our students.
    • Systems that ensure assignments are tracked, marked and returned to students, fast -commonly within a round 1 week & rarely more than 2 weeks (note: many other colleges take longer).
    • The school is active in social networking and encourages students to connect with us and each other.
    • No automated handling of student phone enquiries. When you call you get a real person; or leave a message and a real person will call you back within a day, but more commonly within an hour or two.
    • No additional charges for extra tutor support over the phone or email.
    • Free careers advice for graduates –It is our policy to provide support and advice to our students even after they graduate. If a graduate needs help with getting a CV together, or advice on setting up a business or looking for work; they only need ask.
    • The quality of academic staff is higher than many other colleges.

     

     How our Courses Differ

    • Courses are continually improved –we invite feedback from all graduates and change courses immediately the need is detected.
    • Courses are relevant to the whole world –we try hard to teach make the learning transferable to any region or country because the world is increasingly a global economy
    • Courses written by our staff, teach different skills to standard courses; giving a unique mix of skills and knowledge to provide a career advantage. Do you want an accredited certificate and the same skills as 100 other job applicants; or one of our courses with skills that no other applicants have?
    • Certificates and diplomas are longer. They teach you more, and our qualifications have built a reputation amongst academics and industry as being a very high standard for this reason.
    • We are focused on helping you learn in a way that improves your capacity to understand your discipline, apply knowledge, and continue learning and developing your capabilities beyond your course.

    These things cannot be always said of other colleges.

     

    Career Opportunities

    Study alone can never guarantee career success; but a good education is an important starting point.

    Success in a career depends upon many things. A course like this is an excellent starting point because it provides a foundation for continued learning, and the means of understanding and dealing with issues you encounter in the workplace.

    When you have completed an ACS course, you will have not only learnt about the subject, but you will have been prompted to start networking with experts in the discipline and shown how to approach problems that confront you in this field.

    This and every other industry in today’s world is developing in unforeseen ways; and while that is unsettling for anyone who wants to be guaranteed a particular job at the end of a particular course; for others, this rapidly changing career environment is offering new and exciting opportunities almost every month.

    If you want to do the best that you can in this industry, you need to recognise that the opportunities that confront you at the end of a course, are probably different to anything that has even been thought of when you commence a course.

     

     

    BOOKS

    Visit our School bookshop at www.acsebook.com

    • Downloadable ebooks that can be read on ipads, PC’s, Laptops, or readers like a Kindle.
    • Titles are written by our principal and staff.
    • Anyone can purchase books –ACS students are offered a student discount


    Meet some of our academics

    Dr. Sherif SakrResearch Scientist and University Lecturer in Computer Science and Engineering. Sherif has a PhD in Computer Science, MSc, BSc.
    Josiane JoubranCSC consultant with IBM, Software QA Engineer, Course Writer and Tutor. Josiane is an I.T professional with extensive experience with computer hardware and engineering in Lebanon and Australia. Josiane has a B.Eng., Grad.Dip.I.T., Master Info.Tech., MCP, MCSE.
    Martin Powdrill25 years working in Telecommunications, IT, Organisational Development, and Energy Conservation & Efficiency, prior to setting up his own Permaculture consulting business. Martin has a Bsc (Hons) Applied Science (Resources Option), MSc Computer Studies, Permaculture Design Certificate. Martin volunteers with many local environmental and community groups, and facilitates discussions on climate change, peak oil, and transition towns. Martin has an allotment, and is currently enrolled in the Scottish Mountain Bike Leader Award programme. Martin’s goal as a catalyst for sustainable change brings together his strengths and experience in his environmental, project management, and business backgrounds.


    Check out our eBooks

    Business OperationsExplore how to improve the management and profitability of an existing business. Businesses do not run themselves - goals need to be set and decisions need to be made in order to achieve business goals. This book talks you through all of the different aspects involved in running a business from finance and forecasting to staffing changes and legal issues. Six chapters cover the daily challenges of running a business, people, the law, finance, product management, and risk management. 73 pages
    Photographic TechniquesExplore how to take better photos. This is a book packed full of practical tips, from the authors own experience, coupled with a solid introduction to well established and widely practiced photographic techniques. This is a well illustrated, excellent reference for students of photography; and an equally useful source of inspiration to the amateur photographer.
    Professional WritingHow many people dream about becoming a professional writer? Professional writing is any writing that you are being paid for. It can include fiction writing, a best-selling book, articles in a magazine, articles in a newspaper, blogs for companies, technical manuals, copy for catalogues, newsletters, text books, other academic material and so on. However, many people just write for sheer pleasure. A must read for anyone wanting to make money from writing. 63 pages
    Project ManagementLearn to manage any type of project, in any industry. Six chapters cover the nature and scope of project management, risk and uncertainty, maintaining control, interpersonal relationships, the end game, and golden rules. This is a very concise text - easy to follow, with much of the information presented in bulleted lists. 72 pages