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ICT (Level 3 Cambridge TECs) at Cromwell Community College

Course description

IT is at the heart of everyday life, at home, work and in our leisure time from computer graphics and control systems to communications and problem-solving, IT has an ever increasing role to play

Course content

This course consists of three externally examined mandatory units and a choice of two further optional units which are centre assessed and moderated externally

Unit 1: Fundamentals of IT. A sound understanding of IT technologies and practices is essential for IT professionals. Information learnt in this unit will create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and how businesses use IT.

Unit 2: Global information. The purpose of this unit is to demonstrate the uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the internet, by individuals and organisations. You will discover that good management of both data and information is essential and that it can give any organisation a competitive edge.

Unit 3: Cyber security. This unit has been designed to enable you to gain knowledge and understanding of the range of threats, vulnerabilities and risks that impact on both individuals and organisations. You will learn about the solutions that can be used to prevent or deal with cyber security incidents resulting from these challenges

The optional units we have chosen are:

Unit 8: Project management. This unit will provide you with the opportunity to understand and use various project planning skills and techniques, thereby enabling you to become more effective in the workplace.

Unit 17: Internet of everything. This unit is about the use of the internet and how it is impacting people and society. You will learn about the internet of everything and how it is used. Using your knowledge, you’ll carry out a feasibility study for a potential idea. You will pitch your idea to potential stakeholders and use their feedback to revise your proposal.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.


All units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by OCR. There are also timetabled exams for this qualification; candidates may complete units at a time that suits the centre. The full award and units from this qualification are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Future opportunities

Employment in the ICT sector.

This qualification is also suitable for those wishing to gain a Level 3 qualification to support further study in FE and HE and provides a progression route to the OCR Level 3 National Extended Diploma in ICT.

Further information

For Further Information, please contact:

Mr G Quamby


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years