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Applied Information and Communication Technology AS at The Astley Cooper School

Course description

Applied ICT has been developed to provide you a broad educational basis for further training, further education or for moving into appropriate employment within the ICT sector. The three units have been designed to be delivered in a work-related context and to allow you to develop broad skills, knowledge and understanding of the ICT sector.


Two units are assessed by means of an e-portfolio. The third unit is assessed externally in the form of practical work carried out within time constraints. This examination will be taken in June.


Future opportunities

  • The course attracts UCAS points for entry to university to achieve a degree in Computing, IT or related fields.
  • Other further education courses such as BTEC Higher National in Computing, BTEC Foundation degree in Computing.
  • Seek employment, although you should note that if you wish to work in the field of ICT you will probably have to undergo further training.

Further information

This course would suit you if you would like to acquire an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using ICT and development of skills necessary to apply this understanding. The skills acquired are useful in a variety of employment sectors.

You will follow this course with two or three other AS levels or an Advanced Diploma and, additionally, the compulsory core such as PSHE and PE/Games. You could continue to A2 study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Astley Cooper School directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year