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IT - OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at East Durham College

Course description

Overview of the course: 

This course has been developed to follow current digital industry requirements and match the proposed government changes to the national curriculum in ICT. Developments such as iPads, BlackBerrys, Apps, social media and online gaming are now a part of everyday life. The career opportunities in this market are growing massively. Applications and packages studied include Adobe Creative Suite 5, Photoshop, Dreamweaver & Flash, DVD software and use of Office Suite. The course will include guest speakers, trips, work experience activities as well as the individual projects you will work on to achieve the units.


Course content


The range of topics you will study include: DVD Menu Design, animation, digital graphics, website development, understanding the interactive media industry, working freelance, pre-production techniques, communication skills, research techniques, computer game story development, computer game design, working to a brief, project management and critical approaches to interactive media. Units are subject to change so they cover the two year course.


Entry requirements

Applicants require at least five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalents), including English and Maths. A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT (with Merits or Distinctions) will also be considered.


The course is assessed by projects and assignments based on your units, this could be by presentations, voice recordings, reports, video evidence, blogs plus other methods of assessment.

Financial information

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

Future opportunities

This course focuses on exploring the interactive ways in which people engage with their digital media and looks at the vast amount of opportunities within the industry, especially as it continues to grow and develop. This course could lead to career opportunities in computing, graphics, web design, gaming design, animation roles and much more, it all depends on the indiviudal talents and specialist area as to which route learners progress to.

Further information

Progression opportunities include University to study a higher level qualification, employment in the industry and the possibility of apprenticeships depending on the subject area.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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