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Computing Level 2 Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

The Level 2 qualification in Information Technology opens up an incredible world
of opportunities for work, not only within the technology industry but
also in supporting roles within other industries.

IT students will develop technical skills and knowledge, that goes
without saying. They will also need other talents such as the ability
to communicate clearly at all levels, to plan and to manage a project.
Decision making and problem-solving are also important.

IT opens doors to diverse career
paths in a wide range of industries: roles within the games design industry, web and animation
development or network management or perhaps network security,
digital forensics or mobile app development. Whatever path you follow, this qualification provides a comprehensive range of skills to prepare you, plus flexibility and support for you.

Includes a two week employability project that includes a four day residential at an adventure centre, where you will learn a wide range of employability skills.   You will put these skills into practice carrying out a small social project.

Course content

You will study a range of subject areas including:

Communicating in the IT Industry 

Working in the IT industry

Installing Computer Hardware

Setting up an IT network

Mobile Communications Technology

Multi Media Design Website Development

Software/Hardware Systems Development

Students will also be required to attend Functional Skills English and Maths (unless they already hold a Level 2 certificate in these)

Entry requirements

4 Grade D GCSEs including Maths and English or a Merit in a Level 1 course plus Application of Number and Communication passes at Level 1 including ESOL Level 1.

Assessment

The majority of assessment is course work based on assignments that will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction level. There will be some externally set exams for core subjects that will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.  Each of these grades is worth points and the final grade for the qualification is determined by the final number of points achieved.

Visiting moderators will sample all the Unit's marked on a regular basis.

For Functional Skills or GCSE English/Maths an exam is required. 

Future opportunities

The Level 2 Diploma provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for those wishing to enter a career in ICT and also provides progression to Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing. To progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma,  you will need to gain a Merit in your Level 2 Diploma in Information and Creative Technology, plus Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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