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IT Level 3 OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma at Highbury College

Course description

The OCR Cambridge Technical Diplomain IT is a new full-time programme designed to teach young people up-to-date and relevant IT skills.

It reflects the blend of business, technical, interpersonal and project knowledge needed by someone who wants to progress to further study or is thinking about a career in the IT and Telecoms sector and beyond.

Course content

You will study

  • seven units
  • Functional Skills and
  • undertake work experience relevant to the course.


Core Learning Units:

  • Communicationg in the IT Industry
  • Working in the IT Industry
  • Setting up an IT Network
  • Computer Systems
  • Website Development
  • Database Systems and Supporting Organisations through IT.

Level 2 Functional Skills:- Literacy and Numeracy.

Work Experience: students will spend 5-10 days working in industry. The placement will be meaningful and relevant to the subject area.

Entry requirements

You will need to have 5 GCSEs at grade D, including English, Maths and IT. Evidence of previous work experience would be useful.

You will need to be interviewd by a member of the programme team before you can be accepted onto the programme.


By achieving a minimum grade of pass on all units, including Functional Skills, by completing assignments on time and regular attendance. Your achievements will be monitored on a regular basis.

Future opportunities

If the Level 2 OCR Diploma is passed with a satisfactory grade of Merit or above you will be able to progress to the Level 3 qualification such as BTEC National Award for IT Practitioners.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 May 2016
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