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Applied ICT at Feltham Community College (School)

Course description

This course forms part of the vocationally-focused GCEs. This more broad-based qualification provides a more vocational perspective. Throughout the course, students develop all the necessary skills required in ICT and apply these within work-related contexts. The course also offers students, the choice to personalise their path of study and obtain a qualification that meets both their individual aptitudes and interests. Prior study of the subject at GCSE level may be of benefit but it is not essential. The course prepares students to enter a variety of ICT or computing degree level courses, or provide further training whilst in employment. Specification aims The aims of these specifications are to encourage students to: Develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge of the uses of ICT in vocational contexts, as a basis for progression into further learning in ICT-related fields, including progression from AS to A2. Develop knowledge and understanding of the components, functions and applications of information systems within a range of organisations. Develop an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using ICT and develop the skills necessary to apply this understanding. Apply their knowledge and understanding of ICT and use skills (e.g. planning, research, evaluation, problem solving) in vocational contexts. Develop an understanding of the impact of information systems on organisations personnel, policies and practices. Develop project management skills and an understanding of the need to work with others. In addition, students are encouraged to develop their understanding of: Software system design to meet the needs of an end use. Networks and communications.

Entry requirements

Grade C or GNVQ equivalent

Future opportunities

NYou could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education, BTEC Higher Nationals or NVQ Levels 3 and 4 in areas of information and communication technology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to ICT such as a Web Designer, IT Technician or Software Programmer. You could go also go straight into a job as the course will provide you with a good knowledge and understanding of ICT that many employers across lots of industries are looking for

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Feltham Community College (School) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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