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ICT : Level 3 National Extended Certificate (1 A Level) at WQE

Course description

Year 1:
You will study the following 2 mandatory units:
Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information Externally assessed through a task set and marked by the exam board over 10 hours in a one-week period.
Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business Assessed by written assignments.

Year 2:
You will study the following mandatory unit:
Unit 1: Information Technology Externally assessed through a 2 hour written examination set and marked by the exam board.

You will study 1 of the following optional units in year 2:
Unit 5: Data Modelling Assessed by internal assignment.
Unit 6: Website Development Assessed by internal assignment.

Course content

This course is taught using lectures, demonstrations, practical work, group activity and individual study. Teachers are not only well qualified and experienced but also provide students with a high level of professional support.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements this course requires students to have achieved grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics


This Extended Certificate is assessed by a 10 hour practical exam, a 2 hour written exam and a portfolio. It is graded: Pass, Merit, and Distinction. Students can obtain a Distinction* grade overall.

Future opportunities

Level 3 courses earn you UCAS points allowing you to take on HND/ HNC or honours degrees.

Further information

This course is equivalent to 1 A level.

For further information please visit our website or see our prospectus

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 November 2018
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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