Information and Creative Technology (I&CT) BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 at The Manchester College
At the cutting edge of new developments, just like the digital industry itself, this Information and Creative Technology course is a fantastic introduction to the entire sector. If you want to learn both coding and creative skills in real-life scenarios, from hardware programming to graphic design, this is the course for you. You’ll start with a look at The Online World, and learn how today’s technology systems interact with us on a day-to-day basis. Then, you’ll begin to develop your skills creating computer graphics and animation, working with tools, software and coding techniques used in the creative and digital industries, like Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML 5 and CSS 3. Looking at how games and different types of multimedia are developed, and how operating systems work across different platforms, you’ll be building your own portfolio of skills and work across a wide selection of technologies, setting the path for an exciting future career in the industry.
You’ll need to have 5 or more GCSEs to enrol on this course, including both Maths and English Language. Theses should all be at grade D or above, with at least one at grade C.
Each unit on this course will be assessed in a different way, with tasks that could include role plays, project work, written coursework or presentations. For two of them, you’ll need to sit some online exams.
All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.
There are a number of different Level 3 courses you could continue onto after completing this course at The Manchester College. You could stay with a wide, all-encompassing study of Digital Technologies, or you could focus on Computer Science Solutions or Mobile Application Development. With the demand for computer specialists at an all-time high in the UK, as you continue to develop your skills you’ll be opening up a number of fantastic career opportunities in the IT industry, (link to relevant career page) ranging from software and games development to computer maintenance and network administration.
How to apply
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