Nescot is proud to announce that we are now Linux Partners.
Linux is a free open-source operating system developed by contributing programmers across the world.
The evolution of technology means many organisations, particularly small and medium enterprises, use open-source systems and need staff with qualifications in this area.
Linux Essentials is now a must-have qualification for all IT students and Computing lecturers.
Nescot will run the Linux Essential courses from September, integrating with the BTEC Level 3 Computing and the BSc (Hons) Top-up degree in Computing.
Advanced and Higher IT apprentices will also study Linux Essential.
“Curriculum managers need to take on Vendor qualifications so that they can meet increasing demands that organisations pose on their graduates,” said Sage Lal, Head of Computing and Industry Partnerships at Nescot.
“Through Linux it is possible to teach concepts of programming via the Shell interface. It gives learners access to both GUI and command line interfaces, and students will gain in-depth understanding of networking concepts and hardware components.”
Joseph Hanke, Higher Apprenticeship Computing Manager at Nescot, said: "Tutors need to be aware that awarding bodies will accept evidence obtained from many different operating systems as part of their coursework.
“Students and parents can be assured that skills learnt through the use of open source operating systems and applications only serve to better demonstrate the breadth of knowledge they have of cutting-edge technologies used in all business sectors.”