Extended Technical Diploma In IT (Network And Cyber Security Technician) at Solihull College & University Centre
This is a two year course which leads on to, higher education, a level 4 apprenticeship, a degree apprenticeship or into employment.
During the first year you will study:
- Fundamentals of IT
- Global Information
- Application design
- The Internet of Everything
- Project Management
- Product development
- Mobile technology
- Web design and prototyping
After successfully completing the first year you will study:
- Cyber Security
- Data analysis and design
- Business computing
- Social media and digital marketing
- Software Engineering for Business
- Big Data analytics
- Cognitive computing
- Enterprise computing
- Cloud technology
A PASS or higher at Level 2 OCR Diploma or BTEC extended certificate and English GCSE at grade C or higher and Mathematics GCSE at grade C or higher or 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C) or higher including English and Mathematics.
In the first year Fundamentals of IT and Global Information units are assessed by formal examinations set and marked by OCR. These will be sat in January with a chance to re-sit in the following May/June.
In the second year Cyber Security and Cloud Computing units are assessed by formal examination and marked by OCR. These are sat in the January with an opportunity to re-sit in the May/June.
All other units are assessed by assignments set and marked by the College.
This is a two year course which leads on to higher education, a level 4 apprenticeship, a degree apprenticeship or into employment.
You will need a data stick, pens, pencils, lined A4 paper and an A4 lever arch file for your work for the examined units.
The course is recognised by industry and higher education and carries UCAS points.
During the first year there are no additional costs apart from supplying a data stick, pens, pencils and lined A4 paper.
A trip to the National Computing Museum at Bletchley Park is planned for the beginning of the second year. The cost will be approximately £30 which will be due in the June of the first year. Final cost will be confirmed closer to the time as it is dependent on numbers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.