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Information and Creative Technology Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

Computing and ICT has become such an important industry because it affects just about everything we do in our lives. This course is an interesting and challenging introduction forstudents wanting to pursue a career in the world ofInformation Technology or Computing. Students will gain hands-on access to a wide range of computer hardware including opportunities to delve inside the computers, work with digital images and animation,learn programming skills and gain understanding of networking and the internet. Students weill also study to improve their maths and English, aiming to achieve a grade C in both at GCSE.

Course content

Students who achieve merit grade or above will be offered automatic progression onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in IT or other Level 3 qualifications at the college. Career progression for Computing and ICT can include: IT Technician, Computer Game Designer, Website Designer, Software Developer, etc.

• The Online world

• Technology systems

• Digital portfolio

• Creating digital animation

• Creating digital graphics

• Creating digital video

• Mobile apps development

• Computer networks

• Website development

• Installing and maintaining computer hardware

• Installing and maintaining computer software.

Entry requirements

• 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above; or

• BTEC Foundation Certificate in a similar subject; or

• Pathway to Progression Level1 Diploma in Vocational Studies.

Assessment

Students study up to twelve units most of which are assessed through practical coursework activities. Two units are assessed by externally set examinations.

Future opportunities

Students who achieve merit grade or above will be offered automatic progression onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in IT or other Level 3 qualifications at the college. Career progression for Computing and ICT can include: IT Technician, Computer Game Designer, Website Designer, Software Developer, etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton & Leek College directly.

Last updated date: 23 February 2016
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