Telecoms Digital Skills Fully Funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority

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About the course

This course will help you understand the key concepts of this industry. We will explore the fundamentals of how telecommunications work, and explore how communication between networks operates, switching concepts, 5G development and evolution.

What is Telecoms?
Telecom, or telecommunications as it is commonly known, is the exchange of information over significant distances by electronic means and includes all types of voice, data, and video transmission. Generally, this is a broad term that encompasses all kinds of information-transmitting technology and communication infrastructures, such as wired telephones; mobile devices; microwave communication; fiber optics; satellites; radio broadcasting, television, the internet, and telegraphs.

What new skills will you acquire?

  • 5G Networks Architecture and Key Technologies
  • Buidling and Securing a Small Network
  • Switching Concepts, VLANS, and interVLAN
  • IP Addressing

What career opportunities does this course provide?

  • Telecommunications researcher
  • Telecommunications technician
  • Telecommunications specialist
  • Telecoms engineer
  • Key Information
  • Start date: 30th January 2023
  • Duration: 12 Weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Timetable: Monday to Thursday, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Delivery: Online (tutor-led classes)
  • Level: 3
  • Funding: FREE as it is funded through the Digital Restart Fund provision provided by the West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Certificate: Netcom certificate of completion

– Live in West Midlands or surrounding areas
– Living in the UK for a minimum of 3 years
– You must be over 19
– Level 2 English and Maths required or studying towards

  • Career Advice
  • Student and Tutor Support

By completing the course, you will have access to many opportunities. Having the knowledge and skills will enable you to enter the Cloud Computing industry.


  • Networking (CCNA ITN)
  • Basic Network Connectivity and Communications
  • Ethernet Concepts
  • Communicating Between Networks
  • IP Addressing
  • Network Application Communications
  • Building and Securing a Small Network
  • Networking (CCNA SRWE)
  • Switching Concepts, VLANs, and InterVLAN
  • Routing
  • Redundant Networks
  • Available, and Reliable Networks
  • L2 Security and WLANs
  • Routing Concepts and Configuration
  • 5G (Huawei HCIA 5G V2)
  • 5G Development and Evolution
  • 5G Network Architecture and Key
  • Technologies
  • 5G + New Technology Innovative Application
  • 5G Basic Service Capabilities and
  • Applications
  • 5G Industrial Applications and Solutions

Work ready preparation is designed to put the skills and knowledge you have gained into practice. You will be guided and supported by Netcom Training Ltd to produce a CV, apply for vacancies, create presentations as well as being interview ready.


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