Information and Creative Technology Certificate/ Diploma

Entry Requirements:
A range of 3/2 or D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths at grade C/4 or above will be required to take a qualification in these alongside this qualification.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is designed to develop candidates’ knowledge and understanding of the Information and Communication Technology sector. You will gain the skills you need to prepare you for a successful career, or further study, in this area.

Course content:
You will study at least 10 Units (6 for Level 2 First Certificate) during the one year programme.
The course units may include (but are not limited) to the following:
• Computer Hardware
• Computer Networks
• Digital Animation
• Digital Portfolio
• Information Systems
• The Online World
Further options may include:
• Computer Security in Practice
• Creating Digital Audio
• Creating Digital Graphics
• Database Development
• IT Work Experience
• Mobile Apps Development
• Software Development
• Website Development
How will I be assessed?
There are three mandatory units, two of which are assessed via an external examination, typically timetabled for February and May each year. The remaining units are coursework based, centre assessed, and externally moderated and verified. Candidates must be committed to complete their coursework to the deadlines set by the course tutors, and endeavour to complete all coursework to the highest standard on the first submission.
Are there any special expenses?
A printing allowance will be given to each student which should cover the cost of printing homework. A variety of educational trips and visits will also be available to enhance students' knowledge and understanding of the course and related workplace. We endeavour to ensure that the costs of such visits are moderate and inclusive for all.
What could I do next?
Completion of the course is equivalent to four GCSEs graded 9-4 or A-C (2 GCSE's for the First Certificate). You could use your qualifications to access further study of a ICT Vocational qualification at Level 3, or to access Level 2 workplace apprenticeships, in which you will get the opportunity to learn as you earn.

How to apply for this course

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