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IT & Digital Media Level 2 at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Course description

This technical course is aimed at students who want to develop a wide range of IT and digital media skills. It is designed for those who have some basic knowledge in IT and/or digital media and who are keen to develop their technical skills in order to progress onto a L3 specialist course.

Course content

The course delivers a varied curriculum allowing students to study a range of IT and digital media principles as well as learning about this innovative and ever changing industry. Subjects studied will include working in the IT industry, setting up an IT network, website development, multimedia design, animation, programming solutions and interactive media production. You will study in specialist IT suites and learn from tutors who are highly skilled within their particular fields.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above or you will have needed to have successfully completed the L1 in Digital Media course.  If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your GCSE English and Maths, you will be required to work towards either a Functional Skills qualification or a GCSE in both English and Maths as part of your study programme.


You will be continuously assessed based on the projects you complete throughout the year. You will receive both verbal and written tutor feedback and will take part in peer assessments. Assessment is through coursework.

Financial information

The college provides some specialist equipment and materials but students are expected to purchase their own notepads, folders and pens.

Future opportunities

Students who complete the L2 in IT and Digital Media can progress onto a related L3 qualification such as the L3 in Interactive and Digital Media, L3 in Creative Media Production: TV, Film & Radio or L3 in IT and Computing.

Further information

Will I complete work placements?

Students will have the opportunity to take part in work experience placements and will be supported in finding a suitable placement by the college work experience team and tutors. There are also opportunities to take part in live briefs.

Are trips and residentials organised during the course?

Students on the course will have the opportunity to take part in trips both locally and nationally to appropriate media studios or IT companies as well as conventions.

Are there any links with industry?

Students will have the opportunity to take part in guest lecture workshops with employers as well as live briefs for local community groups and/or employers. The tutors on the course have excellent links with industry professionals and students on the course will benefit from these working partnerships.

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: 07 November 2017
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      By Bus: Warrington & Vale Royal College is easily accessible by bus from the town centre and nearby Cheshire districts. Bus numbers* 19, 20, 21, 22 from the Warrington Bus Station to Winwick Road Campus.

      *Please note bus numbers are subject to change.