Free CompTIA A+ (Gateway to IT) Course in Edinburgh : Part-time


Tue Jun 28 2022 at 01:00 pm to Sat Jul 09 2022 at 05:00 pm


IT Professional Training (ITPT) | Edinburgh, SC

IT Professional Training is offering you this chance to join this free (fully funded by SAAS) CompTIA A + Course. Part-time, tutor-led.
About this Event

This course funding is for the Scottish residents and eligible candidates only.

*Please note that you must be a resident in Scotland to join this course and use SAAS part-time funding. More information on this is below.*

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IT Professional Training Edinburgh is offering you the chance to join this free (fully funded by SAAS) CompTIA A + (Gateway to IT) Course. This part-time, tutor-led course is free for people who qualify for SAAS part-time funding and you will not need to pay this grant back to SAAS. 

For SAAS funding eligibility:

1. You have to be a resident of

2. Either employed and earning less than 25k a year or can be unemployed as well

3. Have not used the SAAS funding in this Academic Year.          

Course Description:

The CompTIA A+ course provides necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional with the equivalent knowledge of at least 12 months of hands-on 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 (Exam 901) to covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking. Exam 902 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (e.g. network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS.

  • Building and Maintenance of PCs
  • Mobile devices including Android and Apple iOS
  • Laptops
  • Operating Systems
  • Networking and Security
  • Hardware and Software Troubleshooting
  • Printers
  • Operational Procedures, Professionalism and Safety in IT

Course objectives

  • Introduction to the Personal Computer (PC)
  • Safety Lab procedure
  • Computer Assembly — Step by Step
  • Basics of Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Fundamental Operating Systems
  • Fundamental Laptops and Portable Devices
  • Fundamental Printers and Scanners
  • Fundamental Networks
  • Fundamental Security
  • Communication Skills
  • Advanced Personal Computers
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Advanced Laptops and Portable Devices
  • Advanced Printers and Scanners
  • Advanced Networks
  • Advanced Security

While many of the essential skills are universal, there are additional skills required to support the needs of businesses. By offering alternative validation paths for specific job scenarios, CompTIA A+ gives individuals the ability to grow their careers in a certain area, and employers the flexibility to choose the validation that best fits their needs

This is a fully SAAS part-time funded course. No qualification or experience is needed to start, Stand out for the top jobs and take your life to the next level.

Course Schedule: 

Scheduled Start Date : 28/06/2022

Classes per week: 1

No of weeks: 22

Class timings: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Modes of Learning Available:

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 the day and time mentioned above.

2.) Virtual Learning: Live traditional face to face class will broadcast to all virtual learners each week on a specified time.

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

4.) ELearning: is self-paced, you will be completing the course in your own time and do not have to attend any traditional face to face classes or virtual.

Ticket Description:

This ticket logs your interest to join this course. To study this course free, ITPT requires all interested students to complete the SAAS PTFG application and ITPT course registration form.

How to Apply for the Course and Its Funding:

Step 1 - Funding Eligibility Self-Assessment (Optional):

Check your funding eligibility here to make sure you are eligible for the funding to study for totally free

Step 2 - Get Registered (Mandatory):Registration involves the completion of application forms.

To register, please state clearly the course name when replying to this advert via email/messenger. We will send you the application forms which can be filled electronically. Forms can be submitted via email to us.

You can also download the application forms by following the link below:

If you cannot complete the forms electronically you can also book an appointment at our centre for course registration. Our appointment hours are Mon-Sat (9-5 pm)

To Book a course registration appointment online, follow the link below:

Our appointment hours are Mon-Sat (9-5pm),

For more information, please visit our website or contact us. If you do not qualify for SAAS you have the option of self-funding the course fee.


IT Professional Training

62 West Harbour Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1PW

Phone: 0131 552 5558



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