IT Fundamentals (ITF+)


To be eligible you need to be 19+ and living in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall or Wolverhampton.

CompTIA ITF+ helps professionals to develop a broader understanding of IT., and to decide if a career in IT is right for them

ITF+ is the only single certification that covers all areas of IT foundations, making it ideal for non-technical professionals.

Also helps students or career changers determine if they have a competency for information technology and if it is the right career path for them.


The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:

  • Using features and functions of common operating systems and establishing network connectivity
  • Identifying common software applications and their purpose
  • Using security and web browsing best practices

This exam is intended for candidates who are advanced end users and/or are considering a career in IT. The exam is also a good fit for individuals interested in pursuing professional-level certifications, such as A+.


FREE – Your training course & qualification will be fully funded by the:

Awarding Body

Suitable for

  • Students considering a career in IT

  • Students and career changers considering a career in IT

  • Marketing, sales and operations staff in IT-based organisations

The exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, application and software, software development, database fundamentals and security. In addition, candidates will have the ability to demonstrate their knowledge to:

  • Install software
  • Establish basic network connectivity
  • Identify/prevent basic security risks
  • Explain troubleshooting theory and preventative maintenance of devices

What you will learn

This free course is split into 6 manageable units:

IT concepts and terminology

Understanding the basics of computing, systems, data and troubleshooting

Applications and software

Identifying common software applications and their purpose


Understanding the hardware components in a computer, installing additional devices such as printers and establishing a basic wireless network

Software development

Understanding programming languages and their purpose

Database fundamentals

Understanding database concepts, structures and purpose


Identifying and preventing basic security risks


You do not need to hold any digital qualifications but a keen interest in the subject and a desire to work in the sector are key.

  • The course is free to learners aged 19+
  • Both employed and unemployed, 
  • Must be living in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall or Wolverhampton; and have lived in the EU for the last 3 years
  • Learners cannot be on another government funded course or apprenticeship

Next Steps

On successful completion of the CompTIA ITF+ exam certification, you will be able to progress onto the CompTIA A+, which many employers in the digital sector look for when recruiting staff.

Course delivery



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