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ICT Information Creative Technology Level 2 at Wiltshire College

Course description

If you are interested in technology, programming, hardware, the internet, web design, games, and graphics then this is the course for you.  This course covers a wide range of IT topics in order to open doors to further study in Computing, Games Development and related areas.

 

Through the study of a variety units you will start to develop the skills required to work in the IT industry.

Course content

Unit 1 The Online World

How do websites work? How do emails reach your computer? How does the use of computer applications affect your daily life? This unit provides an introduction to the modern online world.

Unit 2 Technology Systems

Technology systems are involved in many of the objects we use every day, from a laptop computer and routers relaying internet traffic, to logging in to a social networking site. This unit provides a first look at how the main building blocks of technology systems work. 

 Unit 3 A Digital Portfolio

This unit is your chance to show off! You will learn how to create a digital portfolio that includes a series of web pages with links to content that you have created. You will learn how to make use of multimedia assets such as images, sound and video to make your portfolio appealing and engaging.

 

You will prepare an application for one job in the IT sector and creative computing industries (e.g. computer games developer or IT technician) demonstrating your technical and employability skills and using your digital portfolio to showcase your achievements. This will also help you decide which skills you should develop further and which career to pursue. 

 

Installing and maintaining computer hardware

In our well-equipped labs you will develop the practical skills required to build and repair computer hardware.

 

Unit 12 Software Development

You will learn how to design and build simple programs.

Other Units may include

Mobile Apps Development

Creating Digital Graphics

Website Development

Spreadsheet Development

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D, or above,  including English and Maths or equivalent
A good reference
A satisfactory interview

Assessment

You will be assessed through coursework, including a digital portfolio and two external assessments.

 

 

Each unit has specified criteria to be used for grading. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.

 

 

All assessment is subject to Internal Verification and External National Standards Sampling.

 

 

Final Qualification: BTEC First Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology

Future opportunities

Educational Progression

 

 

BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma in IT
BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma Games Development
Apprenticeship in IT

 

 


Employment opportunities

 

 

. Technical sales
. Office administration
. Computer user support
. Hardware installation and maintenance

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wiltshire College directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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