ICT Systems and Principles (7540)

Last Updated: 04 Jul 2016
7540-12 and 7540-13 Systems Support/Systems and Principles are the Technical Certificate qualifications that can also be used as the knowledge component within the IT, Software and Telecoms Apprenticeship Framework. They are based National Occupational Standards (NOS) units with a broad set of industry-recognised certifications from Vendors such as Microsoft and Cisco.

Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals - UCAS tariff

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Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems Support UCAS tariff

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32



7540-02 and 7540-03 ICT Professional Competence qualifications are now closed for registration and have been replaced by the City & Guilds Level 1-4 Certificate/Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (4520), where the Level 2 to Level 4 are the latest competence components for the IT, Software and Telecoms Apprenticeship Framework.

BCS: The Chartered Institute for IT
This qualification is ideal for those working, or interested in working, in ICT in a wide range of roles.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

7540-12 and 7540-13 offer the opportunity for you to learn and demonstrate knowledge and skills you have developed for a specific area of ICT, such as:

  • database development
  • website design
  • IT product development
  • network planning and installation
  • programming
  • systems analysis
  • cabling and telecommunications.

Learners will learn on the job in the work environment and/or in the classroom.

Assessment includes workplace or real work evidence and/or vendor certification.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
Ideal for those looking to work, or starting out, as a systems analyst, system support technician, web designer or software developer.

Level 3
Ideal for those looking to progress in their career or to learn new ICT skills. It is also appropriate for those looking to progress to the City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles, the City & Guilds ICT Higher Level Apprenticeship or enter higher education.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications provide the knowledge required to progress in a wide range of ICT roles, including:

  • Database administrator
  • IT product developer
  • Telecommunications technician
  • Systems support desk technician
  • Web designer
  • Software developer
  • Network installation and support technician

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

While there are no specific eligibility requirements for these qualifications, learners would benefit from undertaking;

  • Level 1 Award in System Support - PC Maintenance (7276) or Level 1 Certificate in ICT Professional Competency (4520) before progressing to the Level 2 Systems Support or Systems and Principles qualifications (7540-12)
  • Level 2 Systems Support or Systems and Principles qualifications (7540-12) or Level 2 Diploma in ICT Professional Competency (4520) before progressing to the Level 3 Systems Support or Systems and Principles qualifications (7540-13)

Level 2

7540-12 System Support or Systems and Principles qualifications are ideal for those looking to work, or starting out as a systems analyst, system support technician, web designer or software developer.

7540-02 has now been replaced by City & Guilds' Level 2 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (4520-02).

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of ICT roles, including:

  • Database administrator
  • IT product developer
  • Telecommunications technician
  • Systems support desk technician
  • Web designer
  • Software developer.

Level 2 ICT Systems and Principles (7540-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 2 Award in ICT Systems and Principles

  • Accreditation No: 500/3475/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 90 - 100 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in ICT Systems Support

  • Accreditation No: 501/1430/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 250 - 275 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in ICT Systems Support

  • Accreditation No: 501/1623/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 27 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 170 - 240 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals

  • Accreditation No: 501/1859/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 220 - 320 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 370 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

One or more pathways within this qualification has been approved by the DfE to appear in the 2016 Performance Tables. To review the qualifications approved please click here.

7540-13 System Support or Systems and Principles qualifications provide the knowledge that is ideal for those looking to progress in their career or learn new ICT skills. It is also appropriate for those looking to go further with their education on a City & Guilds Level 4 ICT qualification or Higher Level Apprenticeship or higher education.

7540-03 has now been replaced by City & Guilds' Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (4520-03).

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of ICT roles, including:

  • Database administrator
  • IT product developer
  • Telecommunications technician
  • Systems support desk technician
  • Web designer
  • Software developer.

Level 3 in ICT Systems and Principles (7540-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles

  • Accreditation No: 500/3476/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 24 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 225 - 240 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma for ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals

  • Accreditation No: 501/0277/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 72 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 315 - 590 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems Support

  • Accreditation No: 501/1585/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 72 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 489 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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