Digital : IT Fundamentals (Pre – T Level)

Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma

This course will provide the necessary practical skills and qualifications for learners to pursue a variety of careers in the IT industry. 

You will be taught how to use industry leading software such as Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Muse CC. You will also develop valuable employability skills related specifically to the IT industry gaining experience in using both Apple Mac and PCs.

 

Type of study
Full-Time
Examination board
OCR

Availability & Details

Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT, OCR Level 2 SF-ICTE2D-D(0000)000

Venue
South Downs Campus
Dates
Academic Year 2020-21 (1 years)
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Four GCSE’s at grade 3 or above including English Language or Mathematics or BTEC Level 1 Diploma in IT at Merit Level

On this course you will study:

  • Communicating in the IT industry
  • Working in the IT industry
  • Setting up an IT network
  • Website development
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer systems
  • Installing Computer Hardware

You will gain essential skills in using the latest Adobe software such as Photoshop CC for graphics, Muse CC for website creation, iBooks Author for multimedia as well as setting up computer networks, selecting suitable computer components and building a PC for a client.

Online learning support is provided, distributing teaching materials including over 100 video tutorials specifically created for the course. Lessons will take place in our dedicated IT rooms using both PC and Mac environments with a specialist hardware and networking room.

Each week, you will study the various units through theory, demonstration and practical activities, comprising around 14 hours with a dedicated tutorial and workshop. Assessment is carried out using a variety of methods such as written, video and audio recordings of presentations.

All of the units will be assessed through assignments and will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

How to apply

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Opportunities

On successful completion of the course, learners with a Merit/Distinction and tutor recommendation may progress to the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma course in IT or apply for a Level 2/3 Apprenticeship in an IT related area.

Careers

Website Designer
Graphics Designer
Network and Hardware Engineer
Desktop Publisher
IT User Support Technician

This course will lead to specific job roles which include: Information Technology Technician, IT User Support Technician and Network Infrastructure Technician, Junior Website Developer, Junior Graphics and Multimedia/Desktop Publishing Designer.

I focused and worked hard to get the grades. I had some support from my lecturer during a stressful time. The college is really good and supportive.

Natasha Boerer, BTEC student

The teaching has been really good, I’ve loved all of my teachers, they’ve all been really nice and supportive.

Jodie Hook

There are great teachers here. This college has felt more like a university than a school, and it’s definitely lived up to that more grown-up feel.

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