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Information & Creative Technology (I&CT) Level 2 at Kendal College

Course description

This one year course focuses on core computing skills and aims to give a broad understanding of the computing subjects that are available.

By the end of the course you should be able to apply for jobs such as trainee programmer or continue on to a higher level course, such as our Level 3 course.

This course usually takes place over 3 days per week.

On this course you will take part in lively discussions about new technology and use our 3D printer and seperate network, giving you the opportunity to practice networking. The department organises talks from employers, for example, last year BAE gave students an oveview of project management, and Bletchley Park gave a security talk. They also organise industry relevant visits and trips, for example last year students attended EGX in Birmingham, the UK’s biggest gaming event.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ‘C’ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.

Course content

This course is made up of seven units - two core units and five specialist units.

During the course you will learn about web development, computer graphics, presenting information using IT, modelling using spreadsheets and communicating and working in the IT industry.


You will be assessed throughout the year via:

  • Coursework
  • E-assessment
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment

Future opportunities

Progression opportunities include:

  • Level 3 full-time computing course
  • Apprenticeships
  • Engineering or art courses
  • Employment

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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    • The majority of our courses are based at our main site. The College completed a £12.9 million new build project in 2008, which includes reception, conference and seminar suites, hairdressing salons and 250-seat cafe with external balcony. The site also features the stunning Construction and Heritage Centre, which features cutting edge facilities for carpentry and joinery, brickwork, plumbing and electrical installation.

      In October 2010 the College opened the South Lakeland Design Engineering Centre, which has brought engineering back to Kendal College. The Centre, designed in conjunction with local engineering firms including Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Limited, features state of the art computer numerical control (CNC) machinery, including a 3D printer, which prints out solid models directly from CAD Drawings. The college is currently building a new, purpose-built engineering centre which will open in September 2014 and provide new courses in medical science, engineering and sustainable energy.