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IT Cambridge Technical Diploma Level 3 at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Course description

If you are interested in computing and would like this to be your chosen career route, this ICT course will enable you to build on your existing knowledge and skills. Potential future career routes include Computer Technician, Software Developer and Technical Support.

Course content

During the course the areas you will cover include:

  • Communications and Employability Skills
  • Computer Systems
  • Information Systems
  • IT Systems
  • Analysis and Design
  • Website Production & Management
  • CCNA
  • Troubleshooting and repair

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs (C or above), including Maths and English (or Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2), or successful completion of a Level 2 course (achieving a merit or above and completing Functional Skills Maths and English). If you have not already achieved a Level 2 or GCSE grade C or above in English or Maths, you will be expected to work towards a qualification as part of your vocational course. This will increase your chances of employment or progression onto higher education. You will be assessed and put onto a suitable course which will enable you to achieve a qualification. Applicants who do not meet these entry requirements will be assessed on an individual basis by the Curriculum Manager


You will be assessed by successfully completing assignments or the online Cisco exams.

Financial information

You will be encouraged to purchase hard drives on which to save your work in order to enable you to work independently outside College.Second year fees may apply.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto the HNC Computing, various university courses or onto a related computing course to further improve your knowledge and skills. Alternatively you can seek employment within the computing industry.

Further information

Will I complete work placements?

The College is committed to ensuring that all students benefit from the opportunity to undertake work placement whilst at College and we will support you to obtain aplacement in a relevant vocational setting.You will also have the opportunity to work on ‘live’ client briefs as part of your assessments.

Are trips and residentials organised during the course?

Every year the department organises a different trip abroad. Past trips have included visits to Disneyland Paris, Barcelona and the Port Adventura theme park in Spain. Plans are currently underway for a trip to China. The cost of all trips is determined by the place being visited and the length of stay. In addition various day trips are organised that are appropriate to the units being studied.

Are there any links with industry?

The department has strong links with employers, including an employer who undertakes work for Microsoft, which has previously enabled students to complete work experience with Microsoft in London, Denmark and Spain.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warrington & Vale Royal College directly.

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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