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IT Cambridge TEC Level 3 Diploma at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

Course description

This qualification can lead to IT related employment or Higher Education in an IT related field when studied alongside other Advanced Level courses. IT is at the heart of everyday life, at home, work and in our leisure time from computer graphics and control systems to communications and problem-solving. You will study units focussing on communication and employability skills for IT, Information Systems and website production.

You will research the jobs that are available in the IT industry and document your findings, describing job roles and describe the attributes required of the people who might undertake those jobs. You will investigate Health and Safety in the workplace. Finally you will choose one job within the IT industry to research and describe in detail. You will use Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, Spreadsheets and Databases to manipulate data and present information in meaningful, relevant format. You will research the importance of “Information” for modern businesses. You will create a case study of how this information is used by two specific business areas. For example you might document how important the information regarding the stock level of the parts required to build a submarine is to BAE. You will learn how to design create a web site for a business that is secure and efficient and fit for purpose, using consistent styles to get people’s attention and communicate information in a meaningful way

Entry requirements

This qualification is open to students who meet the general college entry requirements or those who have completed the Level 2 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate IT qualification and wish to progress further with their studies. There are no examinations in this subject; it is assessed purely on coursework and to succeed on this course you will need to be a committed student who is prepared to work hard for all of the academic year.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016
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    • 1. Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs for the A590 and Barrow (33 miles).
      2. After 25 miles pass through Ulverston and then the villages of Swarthmoor and Lindal.
      3. At the third roundabout after this take the first exit, signposted Furness General Hospital and Furness Abbey.
      4. At the next roundabout take the second exit.
      5. Pass Abbey House Hotel on the left and take the first turning on the left into Rating Lane.
      6. The College is 400 yards down Rating Lane on the left hand side.