Project Description


Information technology (IT) is a dynamic and rapidly evolving industry that offers a vast range of career paths. If you have an ambition to become an IT professional, this online eCollege gateway programme will help you pinpoint your strengths and interests, and determine the IT sector most suited to your skills and future goals.

Through this programme we provide practical entry-level training in three fundamental areas of IT, as a gateway to official Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) accreditation:

  • Database Administration Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Software Development Fundamentals

Studying these three courses will give you a solid knowledge foundation in each area, and help you to decide on a field in which to specialise. Our tutors are all IT professionals, and  will be available throughout the programme to offer advice on your academic progress, your career goals and the wider IT sector. We will tailor a further education plan based on your previous experience, qualifications and aptitude you have shown through the programme.

This is a gateway to the three accredited Microsoft courses listed above, so there is no official certification. However, as you submit the practical activities, our tutors will intuitively begin to understand your strengths and your methods of learning, and help you make pragmatic decisions on which area to pursue.

  • Duration: 8 weeks

  • Exam: N/A

  • Support: eTutor Supported

What’s Included

  • All course content

Course Topics

Prerequisites & Requirements

No mandatory requirements, but a strong interest in information technology will be assumed.

If you have an ambition to switch career, learn transferable skills for life and enter into a constantly changing, dynamic industry, this course is for you.
All students should have access to PC or Laptop running Windows or AppleOS.
A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You only require a web browser to view the content and access web platforms.




Upon completion of the course, you will decide between the following three courses:

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Course Code: N94