Information and Communication Technology is the ever-developing computer-based technology that is opening up communications and the exchange of information on a global scale. ICT has found its way into all aspects of life, from entertainment to most areas of work. This qualification will prepare you for a wide range of further courses or employment in junior positions.
Course ContentDuring this course you will build up a portfolio of coursework. You will learn how to present and handle informtion, to understand the functions and forms of software and hardware and to plan and develop ICT-based solutions.
Units studied include:
- Computer Systems
- Website Development
- Database Systems
- Spreadsheet Modelling
- Computing Graphics
Entry RequirementsFour GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English Language and Mathematics or a Diploma in Digital Applications (DIDA) with a Merit grade and Application of Number and Communication at Level 1.
You will be invited to meet one of the course lecturers for an interview, where you will be able to ask more questions.
Duration and Delivery
ProgressionThe Level 2 Diploma in IT is equivalent to four GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4. It will enable you to grogress to an Advanced Level course, either to a computer-based course (for example the Level 3 Diploma in IT) or to courses such as Communications, Media, Engineering and Business if you achieve a Merit grade. Alternatively, you may prefer to use your qualification to go straight into employment or an apprenticeship. The skills you will have developed will open up a wide range of opportunities at a junior level. Students have, in the past, gone into areas of work such as technical support, administration, software development and hardware/software sales.
Mathematics and English will form an integral component of the course.
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