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IT (OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma) at Wath Comprehensive School: A Language College

Course description

You have an interest in IT and want to learn about virtual and augmented reality, computer hardware and how the internet is used globally. This qualification is not just about being able to use computers, it is designed to give you a range of specialist knowledge and transferable skills, preparing you for employment within or further studying of IT.

Course content

You will gain an understanding of information in the public domain, in the cloud and across the internet and how it’s used by individuals and organisations. You will also discover that good management of both data and information is essential in order to give an organisation a competitive edge, you will then sit the ‘Global Information’ paper. You will also take the ‘Fundamentals of IT’ examination having gained a solid understanding of software, hardware, networks, the ethical use of computers and how businesses use IT.


The coursework units are based around virtual and augmented reality, hardware and the ‘Internet of Everything’.

The Virtual and Augmented Reality unit explores simulated and enhanced environments, leading to you creating your own augmented reality program. You will explore how this technology is used in different sectors and we supplement this unit with an educational visit.


The Hardware unit gives you ‘hands on’ experience of component parts, allowing you to explore what a computer is made of and gain an understanding of how it works.


The Internet of Everything looks at how the internet is impacting on people and society within the home, businesses and cities around the world. You will research, plan and present a proposal for a new device utilising this connectivity.

Entry requirements

An IT related qualification at Merit or higher.

An interest in IT and how it’s used in daily life.


The course consists of five units, two are external examinations, one sat in January of each year, and three are coursework.

The qualification is graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass.

Future opportunities

Typical job roles within this pathway include; Junior Digital Content Developer, 3D Graphics Technician, Virtual Reality Software Technician, Software Development, Digital Identity Planners or Digital Content Developer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 24 September 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years

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