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ICT Cambridge Technical Level 3 at Hall Cross Academy

Course description

The Cambridge Technical in ICT is a creative and inspiring vocational qualification that allows for greater flexibility around the ICT syllabus.

There is a great amount of choice in the units that make up the qualification to allow students to learn a variety of different skills in a unique and creative manner.

Course content

Unit 1: Communication and Employability Skills for IT

This unit allows students to understand what an employer expects of an individual and how to communicate effectively while developing their own personal development needs.

Unit 2: Information Systems

This unit will ensure that students have a greater understanding of how organisations use information internally and externally. The skills gained by completing this unit will give students knowledge of the functionality of information and the ability to produce management systems.

Unit 14: Computer Animation

This unit will allow learners to understand the different types of animation that are designed and created in industry for different mediums. They will learn about the possible uses in the media, gaming, on the web and on mobile phone applications. They will gain the knowledge and skills to use software to design and create different types of animation.

Unit 23: Database Design

This unit will provide learners with the skills required to enable them to create a relational database. Learners will design a relational database to meet a specified user’s needs and then create the database from their designs. They will use and create a range of features within their database such as queries, forms, reports and a user interface/navigation menu. Finally learners will understand how to test their relational database, carry out improvements based on feedback and finally evaluate the design.

Unit 17: Interactive Media Authoring

This unit focuses primarily on the creation of interactive media products for a range of platforms, such as apps for mobiles or CD/ DVD ROM. There is a range of authoring tools available to use in their production and the creation of its assets. Interactivity can be included in the form of quizzes and games, using scripting languages such as Lingo or Action Script.

Unit 27: Digital Graphics

This unit helps the learner to understand the different hardware and software that is available for working on graphic images and the file formats that exist. Learners will understand where these file formats are used and how the delivery method of a graphic has a bearing on the file used in terms of size, resolution and compression. Learners will be able to use the hardware and software needed to create, modify and manipulate images in accordance with clients’ requirements.

Entry requirements

All subjects require students to have achieved 6 A*- C grades at GCSE including English and Maths.

Students will be expected to have achieved highly in the GCSEs which are most closely linked to their choice of course.

Heads of Department will also expect students to be able to demonstrate a genuine passion for this subject area, and potentially, a desire to pursue a career pathway in a related field.


OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical is 100% coursework and all units are equally weighted. All units are internally assessed allowing students the flexibility to work on each unit at their own pace.

Future opportunities

A large proportion of our students go onto higher/further education to study ICT related courses.

Further information

Catch up sessions are run every week for students who need extra tuition.

Visits to Bradford media museum take place at AS to strengthen knowledge and understanding of animations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hall Cross Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 May 2016
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