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Extended Technical Diploma In IT (Emerging Technologies & Creative Media) at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

This is a two year course which leads to higher education, a degree apprenticeship, a level 4 apprenticeship or into employment.

Course content

During the first year you will study:
- Fundamentals of IT
- Global Information
- Virtual and augmented reality
- Project Management
- Product development
- Media products and audiences
- Create a digital animation
- 3D digital modelling

After successfully completing the first year you will study:
- Mobile technology
- Social media, digital marketing and globalisation
- Internet of Everything
- Pre-production and planning for media
- Create a media product
- Interactive media product
- Game development

Entry requirements

A PASS or higher at Level 2 OCR Diploma or BTEC extended certificate and English GCSE at grade C or higher and Mathematics GCSE at grade C or higher or 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C) or higher including English and Mathematics.

Assessment

In the first year Fundamentals of IT, Global Information units and Media products and audiences are assessed by formal examinations set and marked by OCR.

In the second year Pre-production and planning unit is assessed by formal examination and marked by OCR.

All other units are assessed by assignments set and marked by the College.

Future opportunities

 

This is a two year course which leads on to higher education, a level 4 apprenticeship, a degree apprenticeship or into employment.

Further information

employment.

 

What Will I Study?

 

During the first year you will study:
- Fundamentals of IT
- Global Information
- Virtual and augmented reality
- Project Management
- Product development
- Media products and audiences
- Create a digital animation
- 3D digital modelling

After successfully completing the first year you will study:
- Mobile technology
- Social media, digital marketing and globalisation
- Internet of Everything
- Pre-production and planning for media
- Create a media product
- Interactive media product
- Game development

 

How Will This Course Be Delivered?

 

This course consists of practical and theoretical sessions culminating in either assignments or examinations depending on the unit. Employer involvement is an essential part of the course so you will have external speakers who are actively involved in the industry.

 

What Qualifications Will I Get?

 

At the end of the first year you will get:
- OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (Emerging Digital Technician Practitioner.)

At the end of the course you will also have achieved:
- OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma (Emerging Digital Technician Practitioner.)
- OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma (Digital media)
- Units working towards content related CISCO Internet of Everything Certificate.

 

How Will I Be Assessed?

 

In the first year Fundamentals of IT, Global Information units and Media products and audiences are assessed by formal examinations set and marked by OCR.

In the second year Pre-production and planning unit is assessed by formal examination and marked by OCR.

All other units are assessed by assignments set and marked by the College.

 

How Do I Get A Place On The Course?

 

You can get a place on the course by completing an application form or applying on line for an interview. Applicants are invited for an interview with a member of the School of Computing.

 

What Are The Entry Requirements?

 

A PASS or higher at Level 2 OCR Diploma or BTEC extended certificate and English GCSE at grade C or higher and Mathematics GCSE at grade C or higher or 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C) or higher including English and Mathematics.

 

What Else Do I Need To Know?

 

You will need a data stick, pens, pencils, lined A4 paper and an A4 lever arch file for your work for the examined units.

The course is recognised by industry and higher education and carries UCAS points.

During the first year there are no additional costs apart from supplying a data stick, pens, pencils and lined A4 paper.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 24 February 2017
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      The Campus offers the highest quality teaching and support within a relaxed, student-focused atmosphere and a wide range of full and part-time courses. As well as further education courses we also offer a wide range of university accredited degrees, HNCs and HNDs.

      Every student at Blossomfield can access top-of-the-range IT resources in our Millennium Building, a substantial library, video and sound recording studios, hair and beauty salons, horticulture and animal care facilities and a superb language centre.

      All of this makes for a learning environment committed to student success.

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      Solihull's main bus and train station is a 10 minute walk from the campus with the number 6, 30, 49, 69, 76, 166, 173.174, 175, 519 bus routes stopping outside the College campus.

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