The CompTIA A+ certificate is widely recognised and prepares the individual to enter the market as PC Technician. The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for validating vendor-neutral skills expected for an entry level computer technician and will open the door for an exciting career in computer technology.

This course is also known as Gateway to IT world.

The CompTIA A+ certification ensures that the successful candidate has the important knowledge and skills necessary which covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, networking, and the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features for mobile operating systems Android, Linux and Apple iOS.

☑ Hardware: Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices

☑ Networking: Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO

☑ Mobile devices: Installing & configuring laptops and other mobile devices

☑ Windows Operating Systems: Installing and supporting Windows OS including command line & client support

☑ Hardware & Network Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot device and network issues

☑ Other Operating System and Technologies: Mac OS, Linus and Mobile OS

☑ Software Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support

☑ Security: Identify and protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections

☑ Operational Procedures: Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism

Prerequisite: Not required, just ease of using PC.

SQA Framework: The CompTIA A + program also offers a number of shorter curricula which are related to SQA standalone HN Units. These are also assessed by means of restricted response questions and practical labs and so can give credit transfer to complete units. Learner can earn up to 48 credits upon passing all exams successfully.

CompTIA A+ 2019 is the foundation of your IT career

CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. It is about much more than PC repair.

☑ Candidates are better prepared to troubleshoot and problem solve.

☑ Technicians understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security.

☑ A+ supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used.

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world.​

☑ The only credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment

☑ Trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management & technical support roles

☑ Regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace

This course is also known as Gateway to IT world.

The new CompTIA A+ Core Series requires candidates to pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002).

The main topics include:

☑ Mobile Devices

☑ Networking

☑ Hardware

☑ Virtualization and Cloud Computing

☑ Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

☑ Operating Systems

☑ Security

☑ Software Troubleshooting

☑ Operational Procedures

The core-2019 course includes the following new contents from the previous 900 series:

☑ Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals

☑ Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software

☑ Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting

☑ Support basic IT infrastructure and networking

☑ Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware

☑ Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices

Boot Camp

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Job Roles:

In the UK, the average salary of a CompTIA A+ technician is £25,300pa. The average salary for an A+ graduate is estimated to be £17,500pa. After graduation, you will easily find work for example as a Hardware Engineer or a 1st line Support Technician. Below is a short list of the starting range of career opportunities offered to A+ Technicians:

☑ Systems Administrator

☑ Systems Engineer

☑ Technical Support Specialist

☑ Field Service Technician

☑ Desktop Support Specialist

☑ 1st Line Support Engineer

☑ IT Support Administrator

☑ PC Technician

☑ IT administrator

☑ IT Technician

Hands on Experience

We have a workshop where we provide all type of PC, Laptop spare parts to our clients to get experience. Students will get the chance to assemble and disassemble desktop and /Laptop computers under the supervision of our experienced IT Support Associate

What ITPT will be providing?

☑ Course materials

☑ Lab based experience

☑ Work Shops

☑ Hands out during the course delivery

☑ Access to ITPT Students Website Portal

☑ Volunteer work experience (provided if offered by any of our IT Support Associates)

☑ In house course completion certificate will be awarded on successful completion.

☑ Work experience letter will be awarded if attended.

☑ One to one interaction with the instructor (for special required students)

☑ Disabled candidates accommodations

☑ Job hunting help is aligned with our courses.

☑ Extra days to use ITPT labs besides their normal course days

☑ Borrowing books

Modes of Learning: 

You have the option of undertaking this course via following learning modes:

1.) Face to Face (Classroom based Learning): You will attend the class each week on its specified day and time at your designated centre (Edinburgh or Glasgow)

2.) Virtual Learning: Live traditional face to face class will broadcast remotely via our online settings through Microsoft Team

3.) Blended Learning: Mixture of Face to face and Virtual learning (must inform when joining the course).

4.) ELearning is available for this course.

Method of Provision/ Student Support:

We have made available diverse and flexible learning methods to accommodate a wider variety of learners:

Our Courses & Training Classes Suit the following:

Target Audiences: 

The IT training classes which we are currently offering are suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

☑ School leavers

☑ Adult returnees to education

☑ Individuals who intend to leave school and further their career path in a college or equivalent

☑ Individuals who are in employment and wish to enhance their career prospects

☑ Individuals who wish to start a new career in IT

☑ Individuals who wants to get promotion at work

☑ Individuals who wants to upgrade in their IT skills

☑ Individuals who intend to progress their career after the study of either the NQ in Computing, the NQ in Information Systems

☑ Individuals who intend to progress their career after the study of the PDA into further study at HN level

☑ Individuals who wish to study on a part-time (day or evening) or day-release mode

Funding Available:

Course Funding: SAAS PTFG: Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland

This course is funded by SAAS part time funding which is available to eligible individuals only;
SAAS General funding eligibility requirement:

1. You have to be a resident of Scotland
2. Either employed or unemployed, if working then earning must be less/equals to
25k a year
3. Have not used the SAAS funding in this Academic Year.

Other criteria:

☑ Students do not need to pay it back as this is a grant not a loan.

☑ This funding is different from the full time funding which can be applied by someone who previously granted for a degree, postgrad or any other full time studies (HNC/HND) etc. but not in a same session

☑ Part time funding cannot be received on a same session if one is already receiving any part/full time funding for other courses.

☑ Part Time funding can only be used for one course per academic year

☑ SAAS part time funding academic year starts from Aug to July.

For more information please visit the below link 


To check your eligibility:

Please follow the below link to check if you qualify for the course funding;


Self Funding

If you do not qualify for SAAS part-time funding, you have the option to self-fund the course.

Fees are payable in advance at the start of the course unless otherwise agreed.

We also provide flexible fee installments to help students in paying their fees.

There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies. Contact the college for more details.

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