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Creative Technologies BTEC – Level 2 at Dudley College

Course description

Inspire and enthuse learners to become technology savvy – more able to be producers of technology products and systems, rather than just be consumers of them.
Give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the information technology sector and some aspects of the creative industries, e.g. computer games or animations development.
Support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic IT/computing course, or an apprenticeship

Give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of job roles, across the information technology sector and some aspects of the creative industries.

Course content

Core Units:
Unit 1 - The Online World, Unit 2 Technology System, Unit 3 A Digital Portfolio and Unit 19 Computing in the Workplace
Mandatory Units:
Unit 17 – Multimedia Products Development and Unit 18 Computational Thinking
Optional Specialist Units:
Unit 6 - Creating Digital Graphics, Unit 9 Spreadsheet Development , Unit 10 Database Development, Unit 12 Software Development and Unit 13 Website Development.

Entry requirements

Entry option 1: Two GCSEs at grade D and a grade 3 in English or mathematics.
Entry option 2: BTEC IT USERS level 1, Personal Social Development, Functional Skills Maths and English at entry level 3 or above.
Excellent Report or Reference
Attendance at least 95%
All learners will have to take an Initial Assessment. Maths, English & ICT result must be at least level 1.

Assessment

Assessment is through a combination of written reports, demonstrations, examinations and a project.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

 

 

Examples of financial help are:

 

Bursary fund

 

 

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website:https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Free BUS PASS

 

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

 

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.

 

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

 

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

 

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Future opportunities

BTEC National Diploma ICT for Practitioners level 3
ICT Systems Support level 2
Supports progression into specialised level 3 vocational, general or apprenticeship qualifications in information technology, computing or creative media production.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dudley College directly.

Last updated date: 10 February 2017
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