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Computing and IT OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This is a two year work related qualification which has been designed to provide a number of routes into higher education or employment. It is a nationally recognised OCR qualification and is equivalent to three A-levels. The programme will appeal to students who have a keen interest in IT and in the long term wish to pursue a career in computing and IT. Functional Skills in English and Mathematics will be integrated into the course. The course gives you a selection of units which cover the main

Course content

Year 1: Communications and employability skills for IT; Information Systems; Database design; Website production; developing computer games; exploring computer applications (programming) spreadsheet modelling; systems analysis and system design; functional skills; individual and group tutorials. Year 2: Computer Networks, Project Planning with IT, Computer Animation, Impact of the use of IT on business systems, web server scripting plus a range of four other units which are discussed on an i

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade A* to C (including Mathematics and English) or their equivalent.


All 18 units will be assessed both internally and subject to external moderation. All units are graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Fail. Each qualification has an overall grade awarded on completion. Learners will need to have successfully complete nine units in year one to progress onto year two.

Financial information

Memory stick, notepad, course e-book (available online from the College Library).

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

The next step on completion of the course is progression onto either university or employment/apprenticeship. The College offers learners the opportunity to study part-time for a BTEC HNC in Computing - two evenings per week over two years as an alternative to a full-time university course.

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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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: G0460
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