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Course description

The IT Cambridge Technicals provides candidates with a high quality, industry-relevant qualification, geared to the specific requirements of the IT sector. The qualification helps students develop their personal skills in areas applicable to any workplace, such as team working, communication and problem solving.

Course content

Unit 01 - Communication and Employability skills for IT
Unit 05 - Organisational systems security
Unit 02 - Information Systems
Unit 06 - e-Commerce
Unit 23 - Database Design
Unit 12 - Website Production
Unit 30 - Business Resources
Unit 20 - Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems
Unit 42 - Smarter Planet
Unit 29 - The Business Environment
Unit 43 - Social Media for Business
Unit 41 – Understanding Mobile Technology

Entry requirements

At least a C grade achieved in GCSE ICT or GCSE Computing is required. A good grasp of English is also expected, due to the extensive project work undertaken.


The Cambridge Technicals qualification is assessed by 100% coursework on a unit by unit basis throughout the duration of the course. This course suits students who are strong in undertaking coursework and meeting deadlines. Please note this course is a two year package and will not lead to any qualifications at the end of Year 12.

Future opportunities

Studying the Cambridge Technicals can lead to exciting prospects in the IT industry. Alternatively, students studying IT at Level 3 have gained a solid foundation allowing them to go on to study IT related degrees at University, such as 'Multimedia Technology and Design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensmead School directly.

Last updated date: 06 May 2015

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