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Technicians’ Academy - Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT at Treviglas Community College

Course description

The course involves studying a qualification in IT and studying Cisco IT Essentials and Cisco Routing and Switching. The Cisco units involve hands-on work learning how computer hardware and software work, you will learn how to build and repair computers. The Cisco networking courses take you from knowing nothing about computer networking to understanding how to build and configure a network. You will take on screen exams and practical hand-on assessments.

To ensure appropriate progress is being made in the subject, student passports will need to be signed off each term.

Is this the course for me?

You should have a good ICT qualification at GCSE.

You will need to have a track record of meeting deadlines and self-management, as this qualification is pure coursework.

You will need to be committed as this is a two year course and you have to be interested in computers and ICT in general.

Course content

The OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT has been developed to recognise candidates’ skills, knowledge and understanding of the ICT sector and the settings, job roles, principles and values involved.

Mandatory Units:
Unit 1 Communication and employability skills for IT
Unit 2 Information systems.

Optional Units:
Ten optional units from a choice of more than 30 units including website production, computer networks, digital graphics, database design, computer animation, systems security. Unit choices may be set to match your university and career aspirations.

Entry requirements

A Grade C or above in GCSE ICT and good grades in English and maths.


All Cambridge Technical units are assessed by Treviglas teaching staff and externally moderated by an OCR Visiting Moderator. All units are graded: Pass, Merit, and Distinction. The overall qualification is graded to Distinction*. There are no examinations for this course. Cisco courses are assessed by a mixture of on-screen multiple choice tests and hands-on practical exams.

Future opportunities

These qualifications are designed to enable candidates to enter employment in the IT sector.

This course also prepares students who wish to study IT and IT related subjects at foundation and degree level. Students studying our previous course have gone on to study degrees in computing, games design, networking and security amongst other courses.

ICT is a versatile subject which would complement many other subject choices.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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