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ICT Cambridge Technical Diploma at Budehaven Community School

Course description

Course Aims:

The Cambridge Technicals in IT have been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector, and prepare students for the challenges they’ll face in Higher Education or employment. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Cambridge Technicals in IT focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. Students will practically apply their skills and knowledge in preparation for further study or the workplace.

These qualifications aim to develop Students’ knowledge and understanding of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. Students will gain an insight into the IT sector as they investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, and the flow of information on a global scale and the importance of legal and security considerations.

Students will also develop professional, personal and social skills through interaction with peers, stakeholders and clients, as well as theoretical knowledge and understanding to underpin these skills. These support the transferable skills required by universities and employers such as communication, problem solving, time management, research and analytical skills.

Course content

NOTE: The course is still in the process of being written for September 2016. 

At the moment we know that it will have two examined units if you take the single course, or three examined units if you take the double course.

There are now a variety of different pathways that you can follow as you journey through the new qualification. The two pathways we are likely to follow are: Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner and Application Developer.

The  website is currently being updated. 

Units to be delivered will be dependent on the pathway we follow.

Students are encouraged to investigate and research much of the course material themselves, both on an individual basis and as part of a group. The course is a mixture of formal lessons and practical work.

Entry requirements

Normal Sixth Form requirements. Students should also be well motivated and have a good knowledge and understanding of ICT.

Future opportunities

The qualification helps students to progress on to higher qualifications such as HND and degree courses, or even straight into work. The course allows students to apply ICT to a variety of challenges which makes it a highly desirable and sought after skill thus opening many avenues of employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 October 2016

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