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IT Professionals Level 2 Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

What is a network? How are graphics made? Can I create my own webpage? If you find yourself asking these and other computer-related questions, then you need this course! Our Diploma in Information and Creative Technology, Level 2 will introduce you to the world of computers and help you take your first-step onto the IT career ladder. By the end of the course, you will be aware of networking essentials, know how to recognsie different types of hardware and software, and be ready to work in the world of IT! 

Our hands-on course will introduce you to a range of IT subjects. You will discover how a computer works and how to set up an IT network, before beginning to use databases and spreadsheets to present information. You will also learn how to create graphics, webpages and websites, learn about Cyber Security, and develop your communication skills.

Entry requirements

Applicants need 4 GCSE’s grade A-D (or relevant level 1 qualification) to include English and Maths. If you are a mature student, then your previous IT experience will also be considered.

Assessment

You will create a folder of work and your tutor will mark this as you complete each task. Some of your assignments will be based on the practical work that you complete on the computer. There are no written exams.

Future opportunities

If you want to take your skills to the next level, you will want to take our Extended Diploma in IT, Level 3.

Alternately with a Diploma for IT Professionals Level 2, you can choose to enter a range of career pathways, including hardware retail, technical or network support, database administration, web games or software development.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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    • Spires Theatre

      Always dreamed of being on stage? Look no further, our Performing Arts department boasts a professionally equipped theatre in St. Andrews' building with a state-of-the-art computerised lighting system, sound systems and multiple stages and seating positioning, giving you a platform to showcase your talent. As a Performing Arts student you will have the chance to participate in a variety of productions throughout the year. 

      The View

      Feeling peckish? The View is a place for you to grab a coffee, stop for a light snack or sit down for a full meal. It boasts a vast and ever-changing menu of freshly prepared snacks, meals, soups and cakes made by our Chefs and catering students. Looking out over the River Severn, The View is the place in college to meet friends over coffee, relax with a book over cake, or sit down for some enjoyable, wholesome, home-cooked food without any of the effort of cooking or preparing it yourself.

      Starbucks

      Make time for a milky latte and visit our Starbucks counter in The View. We have the only one in Worcester City Centre! So come sit back, warm up and relax with a cappuccino, or even grab a berry frappe to go!

      Nursery

      Our nurseries provide a happy, secure and stimulating place where learning through play is purposeful and fun! Our bright and spacious nurseries offer a wide range of flexible childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years old. The nurseries are recognised as 'outstanding' by Ofsted who also praised the training received by staff, and the atmosphere that the children enjoy.

      St Dunstan's

      St Dunstan's is a state-of-the-art building dedicated to our creative arts and hair and beauty provision in Worcester. Short-listed for the prestigious AJ Retrofit Awards, this modern building is home to our hair and beauty salon, art and design studios and coffee shop making it the perfect place for students to explore their creative side. Our hair and beauty salon, Fountains is open to members of the public.