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Level 2 ICT at ARK Putney

Course description


The aims of all qualifications in the BTEC First suite in Information and Creative

Technology are to:

● inspire and enthuse learners to become technology savvy – more able to be

producers of technology products and systems, rather than just be consumers of


● give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and

develop skills in, the information technology sector and some aspects of the

creative industries, e.g. computer games or animations development

● support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic

IT/computing course, or an apprenticeship

● give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within

a wide range of job roles, across the information technology sector and some

aspects of the creative industries.

Within the suite, the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Diploma in Information

and Creative Technology qualification has been developed to meet the needs of

post-16 learners with a range of educational requirements. The specific aims are to:

● provide a comprehensive and challenging programme of study related to

IT/computing that is particularly suited to post-16 learners who have the relevant

interest and aptitude to progress in the sector

● provide a broad and balanced programme of study through the core, mandatory

and optional specialist units to develop knowledge, skills and understanding that

are relevant to the sector as a whole

● provide opportunities for the development of transferable and employability skills

related to study and vocational application that provide a platform for success both

within IT/computing and elsewhere

● build on achievement and interest developed through related level 1 or level 2

qualifications in IT/computing, including the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First

Award, Certificate or Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology

● give learners the potential opportunity to progress to employment or progress

within employment in a wide range of job roles across the information technology

sector and creative industries, for example in roles such as software engineer,

website content manager, computer animator, helpdesk support, and graphic


● support progression into specialised level 3 vocational, general or apprenticeship

qualifications in information technology, computing or creative media production.

The new qualification title reflects the emphasis on the ‘creativity’ required by learners

to create/develop computer-based products or systems, and the convergence of some

arts-based subjects with information technology.

Entry requirements

For level 2 courses students will typically have grades D and E at GCSE, or pass grades at level 2.

Where the subject chosen has not been previously studied, English and Maths grades will be considered.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact ARK Putney directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years