ICT at Small Heath School & Sixth Form Centre
OCR Cambridge Technicals Level 3 in ICT (Extended Certificate - equivalent to 1 A Level)
The 2 year course will take up the majority of your time during 6th form and is suitable for students who want to carry out a route into ICT. It is delivered as a complete package with Business Studies and you are not required to choose any other subjects as it is worth the equivalent of 3 A Levels. The course will take up 6 lessons per week and it is of a vocational nature, which means that it has many work related elements that may require you to engage in work experience. You will engage in the following units over two years, so developing a wide range of ICT understanding:
Unit 1 - Communication and Employability Skills for IT
Unit 2 - Computer Systems
Unit 3 - Information Systems
Unit 7 - Organisational Systems Security
Unit 8 - E-commerce
Unit 9 - Computer Networks
Unit 25 - Maintaining Computer Systems
Unit 28 - Website Production
Unit 29 - Installing and Upgrading Software
Unit 30 - Digital Graphics
Unit 31 - Computer Animation
Unit 43 - Multimedia Design
A grade C or above in English, Maths and 3 other GCSE subjects. GCSE's in ICT are an advantage but not a requirement.
You will be studying the equivalent of 1 A Level of ICT (Extended Certificate).
The course is 40% exam and 60% coursework so you must adhere to very strict deadlines.
This course will enable you to follow ICT style courses at university. Specific skills include building networks and managing IT security and ICT infrastructure. Other careers supported include managing ICT teams, Web Design, Computer Animator and Technician Leader.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Small Heath School & Sixth Form Centre directly.