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OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technicals at The Bluecoat Academy

Course description

What will be studied ?

The full course is comprised of 12 units:

6 units will be studied in yr 12 which is equivalent to 1 ‘A’ level.

Another 6 units will be studied in year 13 to then gain a double award.

The 6 Units in year 12 include:

• Communication and employability skills for ICT

• Information Systems

• Website Production

• E-Commerce

• Spreadsheet modelling

• Digital Graphics

How will I be assessed ?

All work is assessed via portfolio.

Therefore there are no examinations with this qualification.

However, as there are so many portfolios, the course will be fast paced.

Who should do this course ?

The course is an attractive, practically-based qualification intended to stimulate and interest candidates.

The suite of qualifications provides candidates with high quality, industry-relevant qualifications geared to the specific requirements of key sectors.

They are vocationallyrelated qualifications that provide valuable opportunities for individuals to develop skills and gain underpinning knowledge and understanding which will support entry into work or progression to further studies through Further Education or Higher Education.

Students who have an interest in working together, advancing in ICT skills on several packages as well as multimedia, would enjoy studying this course.

Students who prefer a coursework based qualification, who can meet deadlines will be able to succeed on this course.

How is the course delivered ?

The course is taught via units. Students’ lessons are planned so that they gain the most out of each lesson with regards to their portfolio work.

The lessons are a mixture of individual work, group work, presentations, research and class discussions.

Deadlines for each unit are published at the start of the year.

Students must adhere to these deadlines due to the number of units studied in the year.

What equipment will I need ?

There is no specific equipment that you will need. However it is beneficial to have a home computer/ laptop so that students can continue to work on their portfolios at home.

What next ?

This course is relevant for students who would like to study an IT/Business related qualification at University.

These could include Web Design or any Multimedia qualification. 

Entry requirements

Students wishing to take the OCR Cambridge TEC Diploma in ICT should have five GCSE A* C grades. This should include GCSE English and ICT. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bluecoat Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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