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Computing and IT OCR Level 2 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This is a practical hands on course based in purpose built labs within the college.You will learn all the elements that a real IT Support Technician needs to know to do their job. The course covers troubleshooting PC problems and replacing faulty PC components. Installing and configuring different operating systems and software that is found on modern computer systems. You will also learn software applications including web design, spreadsheet modelling and programming.

Course content

The units you will be studying include:• Communication in IT (Mandatory)• Working in IT (Mandatory)• Hardware• Computer Systems• Spreadsheet Modelling• Programming• Website DevelopmentYou will also complete a programme of Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and Maths. English and maths skills are an essential requirement for employment progression, higher education and other further education courses.

Entry requirements

You will require one of the following:• 4 GCSE Grade D• Level 1 Diploma in Progression (IT/Media) or an equivalent qualificationThis is ideally suited for those students who have a passion for working with IT.


All units are assessed through assignment work either individually or in groups. There are no exams. All assessments will be graded as either Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Financial information

Stationery including a memory stick.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

At SLC:Upon completion of this course you can progress onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in IT - Level 3.

Further information

You will achieve an OCR Diploma in Information Technology at Level 2.

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: 04 October 2017
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    • Located in South Wigston, our £43million college campus has everything you need all in one place!

      • Purpose-built Engineering facility
      • Construction Workshops
      • Hair & Beauty Salons – open to the public
      • Gym
      • Eating Place, including an onsite Costa Coffee
      • Library
      • Onsite nursery
      • Multi-faith room
      • Student Lounge

      Subjects available to study include:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Accounting
      • Business
      • Child Development and Education
      • Computing & IT
      • Construction
      • Engineering
      • FE Choices
      • Foundation Learning
      • Hair & Beauty
      • Health & Social Care
      • Media & Games Design
      • Motor Vehicle
      • Public Services
      • Sport
      • Travel & Tourism

      To find out more about South Leicestershire College:

      0116 264 3535