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ICT Diploma at The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre

Course description

The introductory diploma in ICT is a two year level 3 course equivalent to a single A-level and unlike A-Level ICT, Cambridge Technicals are assessed predominantly by coursework. It is a high quality and nationally recognised qualification which is ideal for a wide range of learning styles.

Students will gain a variety of skills and knowledge to improve their employability whilst studying this course as the programme of study offers them the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others and effective communication.

ICT is vital to the growth of the economy and many jobs require the constant use of technology therefore this qualification has been created to give students a practical insight into the way in which ICT is used in the business world.


Course content

The course covers a huge range of IT areas, including game design, spreadsheets, databases, Networks and website design.

Entry requirements

  • At least six A*- C grades at GCSE, including English Language and an Information Communication Technology subject.

Future opportunities

Once completed Cambridge Technicals give students the ability to access Higher Education, such as a degree course at university, as they are worth the same UCAS points as other A-levels.

Alternatively students are able to enter directly into the world of work where an understanding of how ICT can be used in society and organisations and the implications of its use, will be a valuable asset.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years