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Computer Maintenance and Installation (A+)

Please note: there is an additional charge for exam and registration


Who is the course for?

Computer users with a level of expertise in using Windows software, who wish to explore the computer hardware environment.


What is the course about?

It is a course that provides the evidence that you have a broad base of competence in core hardware and operating system technologies, including:


  • Installation of Windows XP, Vista and 7
  • configuration
  • diagnosing
  • preventive maintenance
  • basic networking



It consists of 4 modules, of which you have to pass 2 (A+ Essentials + Practical’s).  New College offers the A+ Essentials module and the other major module, IT Technician Practical’s.

Assessment for this qualification takes the form of 2 online multiple choice tests.  These tests to be arranged by the candidate, and can be taken at another venue


Are there any course requirements?

Normally, GCSE at grade C or above in English & Maths (or equivalent), but this could be waived if you have practical experience in the IT industry and relevant knowledge.


Do I need to bring anything?

A USB memory stick may be useful to transfer work to and from home or work.


Are there any other costs?

Test fee is not included.  This costs approx £60


Other useful information

Corse Tutor/Contact: Kreshnik Rexha

Every business uses computers, and skilled technicians are in demand.  A+ is the qualification that employers look for and is the industry standard for entry-level computer technicians – it opens the door to an exciting career in computer technology. This is an academic course, but YOU decide if you wish to take the exam.  Due to exam entry deadlines you will need to make this decision by 1st November. If you are undecided we can help. Please contact your tutor who can offer information and advice.


What can I do next?

Network+ – Computer Network Installation and Configuration.

Mode of Attendance: