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Information and Creative Technology BTEC Level 2 at Leicester College

Course description

If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme. Do you have an interest in the latest ICT creative technologies? Do you use a smartphone or a tablet? Would you like to create a phone app game? If yes, then this course is for you. Whilst studying the Level 2 Information and Creative Technologies course you will have the opportunity to be the creator and producer of IT technology products and systems. ICT has become more visual and interactive since the development of smart phones and tablets. This course looks to develop your skills in an area that is fast developing. Future jobs will also desire/require a good understanding of new technologies.

Course content

The course introduces you to the rapidly developing world of information technology. You will study a wide range of subjects that will consist of: The Online World - looking at social media, real-time communication, and instant messages. Technology Systems - learning about the computer system e.g. CPU, RAM, storage, GPU's and how data is carried between components in a PC. Software Development - You will learn the basic principles of computer programming and create your own programs. Mobile Apps Development - Create a phone app game! You will learn how to design, create and test an app using the Android language. Other units:Database Development; Create a relational database. Digital Portfolio; Showcase work on your website. Website Development: Create an interactive website. Computer Networks; Create and secure a network. In addition: Functional Skills English and maths and GCSE retakes as well as work experience.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) We will also consider applications from learners who have a Level 1 ICT/IT Diploma and Functional Skills level 1. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Assessment

Assessment is via coursework and two exams, completed over one year. You will need to evidence in your work that your skills and understanding are sufficient to pass each unit or achieve higher grades. Grades are pass, merit and distinction. There are two online exams Unit 1 the Online World and Unit 2 Technology Systems. We have a very good pass rate for learners in both these exams of 98%.

Financial information

Material fee £40.00. Trip fees will be payable in year as and when trips are organised.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you will have the opportunity to progress onto the level 3 programme in Games Development, Networking or General Computing. Those looking to enter the world of employment will be able to seek employment in entry level posts within the IT industry or progress into an IT and Telecoms Professionals apprenticeship programme at level 3.

Further information

Once you have chosen your course, if you wish you can attend one of our Open Days or careers events where both welfare and careers advice are available. Apply online via the College website or UCAS Progress (if your school is subscribed). You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit leicestercollege.ac.uk

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 March 2018
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