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ICT Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Level 3 at Bishop Stopford's School

Course description

The Cambridge Technicals provide opportunities to develop skills demanded by employers. These qualifications and units are in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). They have been structured to enable learners to gain qualifications at their own pace and build on their achievements.

The Cambridge Technical qualifications offer learners the opportunity for a programme of study to:

  • prepare for further learning or training
  • develop essential knowledge, transferable skills and personal skills in a subject area that interests them with the aim of enhancing their employability
  • move into different areas of employment
  • develop their knowledge and skills as part of their Continual Professional Development (CPD)
  • achieve a nationally recognised vocational qualification.

Learners will also have the opportunity to acquire the essential knowledge and tools for the world of work by developing transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others and effective communication.

Course content

Learners will complete a total of 6 units, 2 of which are compulsory. The remaining 4 will be based on student skills and knowledge.


Unit1    Communication and Employability Skills for IT

Unit2    Information Systems

Unit3    Computer Systems


Units tbc.

Entry requirements

As a minimum, students beginning the course should have achieved the equivalent of two GCSE passes at Grades A*-B in the ICT OCR National course, as well as passes at a similar level in English and Mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Stopford's School directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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