Fundamentals for ICT

This Short Learning Programme focuses on applying ICT principles to real-life situations. You’ll gain computer technician skills such as desktop computer installation, troubleshooting, and repair. Additionally, you will learn about business management, accounting, and business communication.

Aligned with the A+ CompTIA syllabus, this programme not only offers you the opportunity to achieve a Boston Short Learning Programme Certificate but also allows you to earn an internationally recognised A+ Credential Certificate from CompTIA upon completion by opting to take the two international CompTIA exams.

Fundamentals for ICT

Short Learning Programme


1 Year (full-time)

Entry Requirements

National Senior Certificate; National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4; or equivalent qualification OR Learners can apply for RPL entry into the programme from the Academic Committee at Boston Head Office.

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus in the distance mode of education with support provided at Learner Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus Learner Support Centre nationwide or online.

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.

Personality Profile

  • Responsible
  • Accurate
  • Methodical
  • Careful

  • Introduction to PC*
  • Windows*
  • Word Processing*
  • Understanding the Internet*
  • Spreadsheets*
  • Principles of Business Management*
  • Introduction to Business Accounting
  • Computer Technician*
  • Principles of Business Communication*

*Formative Assessments are undertaken and the highest grade achieved in Formative Assessment is retained. The final grade is based on the Summative Assessment only. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative Assessment, which will be charged for.

**Formative Assessments are for practice purposes in order to prepare for the Summative Assessment. The final grade is based on the Summative Assessment only. A supplementary Summative Assessment opportunity is available and will be charged for.

***The Learner may participate in as many non-formal Formative Assessments as are required in order to prepare for the International exam. Once declared ready, the Learner may then sit for the International Summative Assessment. All International Summative Assessments require a Learner to be declared Competent. There is no supplementary opportunity as the Learner is permitted to sit for the International Summative Assessment as many times as is required, until declared Competent. Each International Summative Assessment sitting attracts an additional fee.

Prescribed textbooks are included in tuition fees.

Learners may sit their International CompTIA Examinations at Boston City Campus. These examination fees are excluded but charged at cost.

  • Ability to operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications.
  • Apply the principles of information management to real life situations.
  • Apply the basic principles and procedures of accounting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of business management and communication.
  • Ability to install, troubleshoot and repair a desktop computer.


On successful completion the Learner will be issued with a Boston Short Learning Programme Fundamentals for ICT

Should the learner choose to sit for the two (2) international CompTIA exams, then on successful completion of both, the Learner will be issued with an A+ Credential Certificate from CompTIA (internationally recognised)