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Cambridge Technicals in Information Technology at Baysgarth School

Course description

Cambridge Technicals in Information Technology

Cambridge Technicals are vocational qualifications at Level 2 and Level 3 that have been developed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

This new generation of vocational qualifications, has been developed and redefined to be aimed specifically at students aged 16+ and to be more relevant to further education.

Why Cambridge Techincals at Baysgarth?

There are no external assessments (exams), meaning the qualification is 100% coursework-based. This gives us at Baysgarth the opportunity to tailor the work around our students’ needs and abilities, in order to get the very best out of them.

Coursework is varied and modular, allowing students to demonstrate and develop a wide variety of skills. Not everything hinges on a single exam or piece of work.

We will be offering the course as both a single A-level and double A-level equivalent, giving students the flexibility over how they wish to combine IT with other subjects.

The Baysgarth ICT Faculty has successfully delivered Level 3 courses for many years and has a strong, dedicated and knowledgeable team of specialist ICT teachers.

For single award (introductory diploma) students, 6 units are required. For the double award (technical diploma), 12 units are required to complete the course. Both courses include 2 mandatory units, required by the exam board.

Course content

The Cambridge Technicals course allows us to choose from a wide variety of topics. Although the particular areas we cover my vary slightly each year, students can expect to study a diverse range of topics, some of which are shown below:

Communication And Employability Skills for IT
This unit will equip students to use a variety of communication skills, and provide them with an understanding of the skills an employer wants and how to adapt the message to their audience.

Information Systems
This unit demonstrates the types of information held in the workplace, how it can be used to gain a competitive edge and how it must comply with legislation.

Computer Systems
This unit will provide students with an insight into the role of an IT support technician as they learn about working with software, including two types of operating systems.

Most businesses also operate on the internet; this unit gives students the opportunity to create an e-commerce strategy and the knowledge that underpins it.

Computer Networks
Once completed, students will understand the key components of networks, the protocols and services provided by network systems.

Project Planning With IT
Creating project plans, undertaking them and evaluating their success are the aims of this unit, which provides students with a valuable transferable skill.

Website Production
A website can make or break a business; students will design, create and test a functioning website, including understanding architecture, design and security issues.

Entry requirements

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years