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Applied ICT A/S (Double Award) at Grange Technology College

Course description

This course is for people who use ICT in the work place; it develops a broad understanding of software applications. This qualification covers a mixture of teaching and learning experiences from the theoretical to the practical.

For further information contact Mrs J Morrell, Subject Leader

Course content

There are 3 areas of study. You will discover how developments in technology influence individuals and society, how organsiations are structured and use ICT, and how they use database facilities to manipulate and present information.

ICT and Society ( tested unit)

You will use methods of communicating and presenting information which are suited to its purpose and audience; the controlled test requires the production of either a newsletter or a series of web pages. Publisher and Dreamweaver are the main software applications used for this unit.

ICT and Organisation

You will consider how effective the use of ICT is and the impact this has on organisations. You are required to write detailed accurate reports about one organisation for yiur portfolio evidence. You will become proficient in the us of Word and its facilities.

Data Handling

You will design a database for a client and using Access produce a working database meeting your client needs.

In all three units you need to produce action plans and evaluate the work completed and your own performance.

Entry requirements

This course is worthwhile for students from a diverse background with an interest in ICT and its use. Entry criteria: minimum grade C in English or a merit in BTEC IT Level 2. A level 2 qualification in ICT is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

Assessment

Two thirds is assessed via portfolio, one third by a controlled test at the computer.

Each unit of this course requires you to work witha real client; the newsletter or web site is created for a given audience, actual organsations need researching and investigating, a database must be designed for a real reason. This means you need to meet and interview actual users of ICT.

  • A number of group visits have taken place.
  • A visit to the WOW Academy introduces you to up-to-date technology; 3D videoing, animation, game design, graphic manipulation.
  • An enterprise activity day working in teams to solve problems. Students work for a chocolate box manufacturing company exporting boxes to Marseill, France. Each gropu is to design a chocolate box, produce an advertising poster and TV commercial. The best team wins.

Future opportunities

Higher Education

This course provides a sound basis for progression to a full range of HE courses as it shows computer literacy at a high level.

Employment

It leads to employment as it develops skills necessary in the world of work and in particular careers where ICT is used.

Related qualifications

Successful completion of this course enables you to progress to the Applied GEC A level Information and Communication Technology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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