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Fundamentals of Information Technology

This course serves as an introduction to IT and its role in business. It covers roles and responsibilities in the IT industry, information systems development, hardware and software, IT security, and the internet and e-commerce. It also incorporates a study skills element aimed at providing you with the skills to create professional project reports, and a personal development planning element to enable you to plan for a career in the IT industry.

Prerequisites: Basic PC and internet skills.

This short course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

15 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    This short course has prerequisite(s). If you try to enrol on this short course without completing the prerequisite(s), you will not be able to complete your enrolment. Please contact us if you would like further information

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months' duration.
    • Courses of less than six months' duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Tue 08-Oct-19 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code COIY067H4ACB

First class: Tue 08-Oct-19 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code COIY067H4BCB

First class: Tue 21-Jan-20 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code COIY067H4CCB

First class: Tue 21-Jan-20 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code COIY067H4DCB