Switch on your ICT career with our Work Integrated Learning


Switch on your ICT career with our Work Integrated Learning

Getting a ton of theory in your head is not necessarily a bad thing. There will always be a use for it. But when you plan on working in something that is as hands-on as information technology support, practice in the work place will be a massive benefit.

Sure, you might be asking how you would even know where to start in an office environment if you didn’t have the theoretical know-how to get you on your way. But Work Integrated Learning (the practice that forms part of your qualification) is not about throwing you into the deep end hoping you can kick your way out to safety.

The hands-on experience of Work Integrated Learning of your information technology training is there to consolidate all the reading and studying that you’ve done up to that point.

Here are a few of the benefits of doing things this way:

  • You’ll have all the theory fresh in your head when you work.
  • You’ll have Varsity College’s support in case you run into some challenges. 
  • You’ll get important experience that is essential to improving your skills and your CV.

So with the best of both worlds regarding training forming part of your qualification at VC, let us help you get your career on the move. And our Career Centre can even help with work placement.

A Higher Certificate in Information Technology in Support Services may also open up many other career paths. These could include support technician, network LAN technician or systems support. The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) Higher Certificate in Information Technology in Support Services is offered at Varsity College campuses. The tuition covers topics such as end user computing, network architecture, computer architecture, and web development.

The IIE degrees, diplomas and higher certificates are offered at Varsity College campuses.  This Higher Certificate is aligned with the HEQF at NQF level 5 and is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) as a Higher Education qualification. The above mentioned Higher Certificate is also registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) ID number 81866. 

If you would like more information about this Higher Certificate in Information Technology in Support Services, or you’d like to inquire about other programmes available to you, contact Varsity College or visit the Varsity College website at www.varsitycollege.co.za. Varsity College is a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE).