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Cambridge Nationals ICT Level 2 at Cromwell Community College

Course description

Cambridge Nationals will assess the application of ICT skills through their practical use. They will provide learners with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aims of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to their personal development and future economic well-being.

The Cambridge Nationals in ICT Level 2 will equip learners with sound ICT skills for everyday use and provide opportunities to develop in context those desirable, transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others or communicating technical concepts effectively. The course will also challenge all learners, including high attaining learners, by introducing them to demanding material and skills; encouraging independence and creativity; providing tasks that enage with the most taxing aspects of the National Curriculum (including data handling, modelling and programming).


Course content

The hands-on approach fits appropriately with the way young people use new technology and will underpin a highly valid approach to the assessment of their skills. The qualification design, including the range of units available, will allow learners the freedom to explore more deeply the things that interest them, as well as providing good opportunity to enhance their learning in a range of curriculum areas.


Unit 1 is assessed by a formal exam during Year 10. All other units are centre assessed and externally moderated by OCR.

To achieve the Certificate qualification, students must complete a total of 120 Guided Learning Hours. They will cover two mandatory units and a further two from a list of optional units.

To achieve a Diploma, students will need to add a further four optional units, totalling 240 Guided Learning Hours.

Further information Delivery: Part of a full-time programme

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 3 years