Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is intended as a basic introduction to the study of IT alongside other fields of study. It supports progression to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT.
As a modular course it is possible for us to select the modules students study and therefore tailor it to the skills and interests of those attending the course.
Two units are mandatory and give a basic understanding of Information Technology, from both an applications viewpoint (office software and how IT is used within industry) and a technical level (what makes a computer a computer and how to install hardware/software).
Once these have been completed one further unit can be selected from a further 41 options, such as:
- Website design
- Computer programming
- 2D/3D graphics and animations
- Game design
By its conclusion you will have achieved a qualification equivalent to an academic AS course that earns UCAS points for university entry or practical skills to take on to an apprenticeship/employer.
How will I be assessed?
All units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by Edexcel BTEC. There are no timetabled exams for this qualification; though there may be internally set controlled assessments.
Candidates must complete units to deadlines set by the subject tutor.
Are there any special expenses?
We do organise a number of trips; locally, nationally and internationally. None of these are compulsory but it is often to the student's advantage to take part.
All submissions are electronically undertaken and so little or no printing will be required throughout the course.
What could I do next?
Once completed there will be the option to continue on to achieve a Diploma in IT (equivalent to an A Level).