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OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Certificate at The Bluecoat Academy

Course description

What will be studied ?

This is an applied, work-related course specifically aimed at 16 + students.

You will develop a range of IT specialist skills and knowledge, plus transferable skills needed in a wide range of careers.

It is worth 2 GCSEs grades A* - C.

The course consists of four units

Unit 1: Communicating in the IT industry

Unit 2: Working in the IT industry

Unit 11: Multimedia Design

Unit 24: Animation Techniques

How will I be assessed ?

You will complete a number of assignments over the year which will make up your final portfolio of work.

You will be assessed by a range of assignment tasks, including projects, written assessments, presentations, designing and developing ICT systems and solutions.

Internal deadlines will be set for units, which must be met.

Who should do this course ?

It is of particular interest to those wishing to go into the IT and computing industry but also would be suitable for those who are not sure of their exact career path, but want to gain skills and qualifications that make them attractive to college and employers.

How is the course delivered ?

The course units are broken down into smaller assignments which may involve practical tasks, interviews, work-based activities, independent research, presentations and individual written tasks.

What next ?

This course is relevant for students who would like to continue working within IT either in further education or within the work place.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to take Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in IT should have achieved at least 4 GCSEs at grades D/E. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bluecoat Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year