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Cambridge Technical in IT at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Course description

Why Study Cambridge Technical in IT?

Cambridge Technical in IT provides a high-quality alternative to A Levels. The Cambridge Technical provides a strong basis for progression to University, Apprenticeships or work and is recognised by universities for UCAS tariff points.

The Cambridge Technical in IT has been developed to meet the changing needs of the IT sector and prepare students for the challenges they will face in Higher Education or employment. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector such as Sheffield International Venues (SIV), The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, and local IT businesses, the Cambridge Technical in IT focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. Students will practically apply their skills and knowledge in preparation for further study or the workplace.

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Course content

Extended Certificate (1 A Level equivalent)

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global information
  • Cyber Security
  • Project Management
  • Product development

Foundation Diploma (1.5 A Level equivalent) All Certificate Units and the following additional further units

  • Systems analysis and design
  • Virtual and augmented reality

Diploma (2 A Level equivalent)

  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing

Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent)

  • Computer networks
  • Mobile technology
  • IT technical support
  • Cognitive computing
  • Enterprise computing
  • Cloud technology


Entry requirements

Grade 4 at GCSE in English and Maths and grade 4 in three other subjects

Further information

For further information, please register for one of our showcase events. 
Full details of the events and how to register are available on our website

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: 30 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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  • More information
    • UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is the second UTC in Sheffield, opening in September 2016. It offers a combination of Technical and A Levels courses to Sixth Form students. The majority of students at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are advised to take a Cambridge Technical course of variable size in either Computing, Health or Sport combined with A Level courses.