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IT Users Level 2 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Would you like to study and work in the exciting fields of Information Technology and Media?

Could you benefit from a practical course that gives you a range of skills? This course explores many areas of IT and media. It allows you to cover these subjects at a higher level and continue to develop your skills and knowledge. It is suitable if you are progressing from the Level 1 course, or if you already have four GCSEs at grade D or above.

The course develops your skills in a practical, hands-on way. You will develop confidence, creativity and individuality in the way you use digital applications, and you will also gain practical skills that can be used in the real world. There are no examinations and you will be assessed through projects, undertaken using the latest software and equipment.

Course content

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Practical sessions
  • Student centred learning
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)

Entry requirements

  • IT Users Level 1, or equivalent, or
  • 4 GCSEs at Grade D
  • You will also need to have appropriate skills in IT, Maths and Welsh/English as well as enthusiasm and a desire to learn new skills.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

Assessment

The course is assessed through online portfolios, and there are no formal exams. For each unit you will complete exercises that utilise your practical skills. You will then build your own online portfolio to showcase the work you have done.

Each unit offers you the opportunity to gain a Pass, Credit, Merit or Distinction. Each of these grades has a direct equivalence to GCSEs. This means that you will have the chance to gain the equivalent of four GCSEs, ranging from A* to C.

Future opportunities

The Level 2 qualification is equivalent to four GCSEs at grades A* - C. Completing the course gives you a number of opportunities, and helps you progress into employment or further education. Because of the broad range of skills developed on this course, you will not have limited your options to a single area.

You could proceed onto a number of courses at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

IT Users Level 3, available at:

  • Rhyl

IT Practitioners Level 3, available at:

  • Llangefni
  • Rhos-on-Sea

Software Development Level 3, available at:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

ICT Level 3, available at:

  • Dolgellau
  • Pwllheli

Other students will proceed into employment and apply their skills in the workplace environment.

Career opportunities

  • Computer Animator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Designer

 

Further information

Programme code: 0602A02B

Bilingual:
Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be provided to you at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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