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Information Technology Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma (OCR) at Guiseley School

Course description

This award is the equivalent of one A level and is designed to be a two year course.

It is a flexible course that allows us to adapt to the needs of the variety of students we have at Guiseley School. 


Entry requirements

Students should achieve a minimum of:

5 GCSEs grade 4-9, which must include Maths and English Language or Literature.

In addition, GCSE grade 5 is required in the subject areas chosen to study at A level.


What are the Cambridge Technicals?

At Guiseley School you will be studying for the Technicals Level 3 Information Technology where you will need to complete 5 units.  The Technicals Level 3 Information Technology offers a specialist qualification that focuses on specific aspects of employment within the appropriate ICT sector.  This diploma takes 360 guided learning hours to complete.

Below are the 2 mandatory units all students must complete and some of optional units you may be taught:


Mandatory Units:

Fundamentals of IT

Global Information


Optional Units:

Internet of Everything

Product Development

Project Management

Developing a Smarter Planet

Application Design

Mobile Technology

Social Media and Digital Marketing

The choice of optional units will depend on the students’ skills and interest in the current year cohort, as well as the resource availability.


Future opportunities


This course can lead to Higher Education in a degrees, apprenticeship or employment.  Career routes students may decide to follow include: IT Infrastructure Technician, Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner, Application Developer and Data Analyst.  

Further information

The ICT department is in a period of rapid development with substantial investment in a wide range of teaching resources, highly experienced teachers and the introduction of progressive new courses.  In the Sixth Form we have been pleased to see very creditable improvements in standards reflected in final grades.


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: 16 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September