Accessibility links

IT Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at St John's Marlborough

Course description

Cambridge Technicals offer creative and inspiring vocational qualifications to give a high quality, work focused alternative to A Levels. They are for students who prefer to study IT in a context that allows them to learn and be assessed in ways that are practical and relevant to the IT sector.

They have been developed in partnership with key employers in the IT industry and have designed a challenging Level 3 IT qualification which develops transferable skills that are essential in the workplace or in further study.

Course content

This qualification is designed to give learners a range of specialist knowledge and transferable skills in the field context of applied IT, providing them with the opportunity to enter an apprenticeship, move directly into employment, or progress to a related HE course.

The IT Tech Level qualification is one of the three components of the new Technical Baccalaureate (TechBacc). The TechBacc consists of a Tech Level qualification, an approved Level 3 maths qualification and an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Entry requirements

GCSE ICT or Computing is desirable but not essential.


It is targeted at students aged 16+, and there are two compulsory externally assessed plus a choice of three further units, which are internally assessed, that make up the qualification.

Compulsory units 

Fundamentals of IT

Global Information


D*= 56

D = 48

M = 32

P = 16

List of Units

Fundamentals of IT - externally assessed

Global Information - externally assessed

Application Design

Project Management

Mobile Technology

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Games Design and Prototyping

Internet of Everything

Web Design and Prototyping

Software Engineering for Business

Future opportunities

Information and Communications Technology is an area that is expanding rapidly and offers a wide range of career opportunities in public and private sectors. The job opportunities are diverse and range from systems analyst and games programmer to web designer, network and office manager. Level 3 Technical IT gives students an excellent grounding in using the standard and advanced features of the application packages as well as an insight into how ICT is used within many different types of organisations; skills that any employer will value!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John's Marlborough directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2016

Key information