Computing/ICT - Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology at Wakefield College
Gain a broad foundation of knowledge and practical skills in Information Technology that will prepare you for further study or employment.
What you will study
You will study:
3 Core Units:
The Online World
A Digital Portfolio
5 Specialist Units:
Installing and Maintaining Computer Hardware.
ADDITIONAL INTEGRAL QUALIFICATIONS:-
* GSCE English
* GCSE Maths
Learners with a grade D (or new grade 3) in English or Maths will take GCSE resits in these subjects.
Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C or new grade equivalents (9-4) in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.
Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade equivalents 9-4) . This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.
Relevant Level 1 qualification at Merit level with English and Maths Functional Skills at a minimum of Level 1
Unit 1 and Unit 2 are externally assessed via online exams. The remaining 7 Units are assessed internally through portfolios of work which must be completed at set times throughout the year.
Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residentials etc which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any resit examination will incur a cost.
Different fees apply to international students.
For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.
With at least an overall Merit from this Level 2 course and the right grades in English and Maths you could progress to Level 3 Web Development course or the BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (equivalent to three A Levels).
With this qualification you may be able to enter employment in a supervised position as a computer service technician, DTP operator, IT technical sales specialist or junior technical support person, but further training will widen your employment options and higher level qualifications will improve your career choices.
If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111
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How to apply
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