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Information and Creative Technology Level 2 Programme

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Get ready for work in the IT and business sectors with this information and communications technology qualification.

As a Creative Technology student you will develop the knowledge, skills and practical experience that you need to become a highly employable professional with an exceptional future ahead of you. As part of the course you’ll also study employability skills and improve on your English and Maths where necessary.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

You work on a series of individual and group projects such as:   Research into what jobs are out there for you to work towards including what employers want; a personal logo and graphics of yourself as a computer game hero; a website to contain your portfolio of work; a mobile app of your work and a game.  

Core Units:  

  • Unit 01:  Communicating in the IT industry.
  • Unit 02:  Working in the IT industry.  

The work for these units will form an important part of the opening project which you will conduct as part of a group exercise. You will be contacting employers and creating your own personal development plan to guide you through the rest of your studies.  

Optional Specialist Units:

  • Website Development
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Systems
  • Developing Programming Solutions  

Please note that the specific units may be subject to change but we want to give you the most exciting year of learning we can provide.

 

How I'll learn

You will study a number of modules and in addition you will develop your functional skills in English and maths.

You learn by a mixture of practical activities and individual research and individual and group work. The course team is always looking at introducing you to experts in the taught fields and you will need to attend a work experience placement in the second half of the year.

Individual learning targets are set each 6 weeks and you receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets.

 

How I'll be assessed

All units are assessed via a portfolio of coursework. Functional skills require you to sit an exam. Students on the course are required to improve on their maths or English at GCSE level so you will be asked to re-sit at least one of those subjects during the college year.

 

Entry Requirements

You need four GCSEs at grade D, including English language and maths. You also need to demonstrate the appropriate level of literacy and numeracy in the initial assessment.

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application. As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Printed application forms are also available on request by calling us on 0800 612 6008 or visiting us at one of our college Advice Centres. Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.