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Information Technology Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate at Myton School

Course description

Studying IT prepares you to use a variety of software packages which are common in all lines of work. You will also develop an understanding of how advances in technology affect everyone.

By studying a range of software packages during this course you will have the skills to use any software package effectively. This course also supports creative and logical thinking which can be used in any other subject.

Course content

UNIT 1- Fundamentals of IT

This mandatory unit will help you develop your understanding and prepare to study real systems, hardware and software. You will study components of computers and how they are used in industry.

UNIT 2 – Global Information

This unit explains how information is held and used by different types of users. You will learn about how organisations use internal and external sources of data and the types of data and information that may be found. You will study the importance of good management of data and information and the impact that this can have on the ability of organisations to compete with one another.

UNIT 3 – Cyber Security

You will learn about what cyber security is, the threats that users and systems face, the ways in which you can protect yourself and your systems from harm and other cybersecurity issues. This is a mandatory unit for this qualification.

Plus 2 additional units in Year 13 from the following:

  • Website Production
  • E-Commerce
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Understanding Social Media for Business

Entry requirements

At least the minimum entry requirements: English and Maths grade 5 plus three other grades at A*-C (9-4)

Assessment

3 exams Mandatory Units 1 to 3 (70%) and 2 coursework units from above (30%).

Future opportunities

This course will be highly relevant to a number of careers in ICT, from technical support roles to network design and security analysis. It is also provides a very strong basis for further learning at degree level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Myton School directly.

Last updated date: 02 January 2018
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