OCR National Certificate L2 in ICT at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)
This course is suitable for those studying in preparation for employment in the Information and Communication Technology sector particularly in job roles where they will be expected to use ICT skills, liaise with users and carry out ICT support roles. It is also suitable for those wishing to gain a Level 2 qualification to support further study in FE and provides a possible progression route to the OCR Level 3 qualifications in ICT which we offer.
To gain the full qualification OCR National Certificate in ICT over the year students will need to complete 9 Units (which include two half units). These include:
Unit 1: ICT skills for business (compulsory)
Unit 2: Webpage creation
Unit 3: Digital imaging - plan and produce computer graphics
Unit 4: Design and produce interactive multimedia products
Unit 6: Spreadsheets - design and use
Unit 7: Databases - design and use
Unit 20: Creating animation for the WWW using ICT
Unit 21: Creating computer graphics
Plus 2 others which will be decided as they year progresses.
You should usually have 2 or more GCSEs at Grade C or above including English or Mathematics at D or above.
A Merit or Distinction in a relevant subject at Level 1 is desirable.
If you have already completed a level 2 ICT qualification this course would be seen as a duplication of the work you have already carried out and so not a possible option for you.
All units are internally assessed, and then externally moderated by an OCR Visiting Moderator. There are no external tests or exams. Assessment of course work takes place on arrangement with the external moderator - usually twice a year. Throughout the year students are given very clear deadlines which have to be adhered to guarantee completion of the course.
To progress to a Level 3 qualification you will need to achieve a Merit. If you successfully complete the course you can progress to the BTEC National Diploma for ICT Practitioners, other National Diplomas or another Level 3 qualification.
http://teach-ict.com/ocr_nationals_home.html, where you will find tutorials on how to use the different software programs.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.