IT - Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Coppice Performing Arts School
This course has been developed to recognise learners’ skills, knowledge and understanding of Information and Communication Technology functions, environments and operations. The learners carry out a range of tasks that have been designed to recognise their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the workplace.
Course details & assessment:
There are six units to be studied in total, two of which are mandatory.
- Unit 1 Communication & Employability Skills for IT
- Unit 2 Information Systems Unit 6 E-commerce
- Unit 9 Project Planning with IT
- Unit 12 Website Production
- Unit 19 Spreadsheet Modelling
Units are subject to change
Recently the importance of ‘computing’ has re-emerged and we recognise that some students may wish to pursue this area further. Therefore some units of study focus on computing aspects of the subject. Units selected offer students a good breadth and foundation in the subject for example, Project Management is a highly desirable skill currently.
All units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by OCR. There are no timetabled exams for this qualification; candidates may complete units at a time that suits the centre. The full award and units from this qualification are graded Pass, Merit, Distinction & Distinction*.
The minimum entry requirement for Level 3 study is 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Mathematics; these should be in at least 4 different subjects. You will receive guidance about which pathway will be most suited to your needs which will be based on your anticipated GCSE Point Score. If you have a higher Point Score you will be encouraged to take a more academic route and if your Point Score is lower you may wish to choose a more vocational pathway. However, these options will be discussed in your admission interview.
Specific entry requirements:
Ideally students will have GCSE ICT at grade C or above or Cambridge Nationals at Merit or above however, students not meeting this entry criteria will be considered if they meet the minimum expectations of 5 A*-C/5 Pass or above for vocational qualifications previously studied.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coppice Performing Arts School directly.