What will I learn?
This course offers excellent opportunities to work with local industry and visit relevant places to see IT in practice. Utilising the expertise of the staff who lead the course, there are many opportunities for you to show and display work completed and gain classroom and hands-on experience. In addition to classrooms, you will benefit from gaining experience in our all-purpose IT suite.
You will need to be committed, with an interest in IT and a desire to take your skills with you in your future career plans. You will be expected to be able to complete assignment work on time, have reasonable time management skills and be willing to learn a breadth of new subjects.
You will also have the opportunity to develop real life working skills within the IT industry, such as meeting deadlines, working as a team, planning meetings and working independently.
• Communicating in the IT industry
• Working in the IT industry
• Installing computer hardware
• Installing computer software
• Website development
• Developing computer games
• Developing programming solutions
There will also be the opportunity to link classroom theory and vocational activities together, through occasions such as the ICT study trip to Paris.
What grades will I need?
Four GCSEs at D/3 (including English and Maths) or a Pass at a relevant Level 1 BTEC Diploma together with a controlled assessment
How will I be assessed?
Coursework and final assessment.
Where will it lead me?
- A Level Applied ICT
- BTEC Level 3 Certificate/ Subsidiary Diploma in related subjects
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in related subjects
- First and second line support in a large telecommunications organisation
- IT technician/support
- IT companies supporting web and graphic design
GCSEs in English and Maths or complete Functional Skills.