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ICT Cambridge Technical at Outwood Academy Hemsworth

Course description

This modular course provides an excellent extention to vocational ICT courses studied at GCSE. This qualification is designed to offer you an alternative route into higher education or employment. This course has been developed to recognise learner skills, knowledge and understanding of Information and Communication Technology functions, environments and operations. The learners carry out a range of tasks that have been designed to recognise their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the workplace.

Course content

Units covered :

Employability skills

Information Systems

Advanced spreadsheets


Website Production

Database Design









Entry requirements

students should hold a minimum of 5 A* - C GCSE grades (or the new Grades 4 - 9) inlcuding English Language.


The syllabus cotains 100% practical work. You will be requied to produce six pieces of coursework in which you will use standard software packages.

There are rigid deadlines to be met for each piece of coursework.

Future opportunities

ICT offers a wide range of employment and Higher Education possibilities.  They are of obvious importance in their own right and can lead to careers in the Information Technology/Computing Industry through traditional degrees such as Computing, Information Technology or Systems Engineering.  They do offer though much wider opportunities on degree courses such as Multi-Media, Virtual Reality, Computer Animation, Visualisation or even Interactive Computer Entertainment. 

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: 17 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 39 - 78 weeks