About
The course offers the opportunity for you to learn and demonstrate knowledge and skills you have developed for a specific area of ICT.
Qualification
Ideal for those looking to work, or starting out, as a systems analyst, system support technician, web designer or software developer.
Entry Requirements
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs; other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills.
The primary role of a Unified Communications Technician is to establish and maintain communications systems under supervision. They use a range of remote and physical tools and equipment. They install basic communication hardware and software. They also deal with routine service requests from internal and external sources including fault rectification across a range of technologies, applying security principals in line with legal and organisational requirements. This role will require the individual to work alone or as part of a team, and could be office based, field-based, or in remote sites as required.
  • Analysis: analyses system problems by selecting the appropriate tools and techniques in line with organisation guidance
 
  • Rectification: selects the most appropriate solution to the fault, using the relevant logistical support where appropriate, or escalates to a higher-level where necessary.
 
  • Installing and configuring: installs and configures appropriate component and or systems appropriate to the organisation
 
  • Diagnostic tools: selects the appropriate diagnostic tools to monitor, test and reacts to network performance
 
  • Hardware and software: undertakes hardware or software upgrades appropriate to the organisation
 
  • Interpreting specifications: interprets technical specifications for activities and maintains accurate records
 
  • Providing technical support: responds effectively with customers and provides technical support to them in line with organisations process
 
  • Documenting completed tasks: documents completed tasks in accordance with agreed organisational procedures
 
  • Cabling: competently cables or connects equipment in line with technical requirements
 
  • Installing: installs and work with a variety of digital communications mediums as appropriate to the organisation
  • Knowledge of networks: data, protocols and how they relate to each other; the main routing protocols; the main factors affecting network performance including typical faults, and approaches to error control.
 
  • An awareness of cloud services / solutions Has a knowledge of routers and switches
 
  • A working knowledge of IT test or diagnostic equipment
 
  • A working knowledge of the different types of cabling and connectivity
 
  • A working knowledge of security principles including software, access, encryption and regulation
 
  • Knowledge of the purpose of firewalls
 
  • Knowledge of VPN and Remote Access Security
 
  • Knowledge of data, including network architectures
 
  • An awareness of back-up and storage solutions
 
  • An awareness of service level agreements
 
  • Understands the purpose of digital communication technologies
  • Telecommunication Technician
 
  • Unified Communications Technician
 
  • Telecommunications Operative.