Cambridge Technical ICT - Level 3

Student Quote

“I like the way it focuses on practical skills taught in real-life situations”

“working through units has helped me to achieve my target grades and allows to me to improve my work to exceed them”

Exam Board

  • OCR

Entry requirements

  • Minimum grade B at GCCE English, Grade C in Mathematics


Introductory Diploma: 6 units (Single Award) - equivalent to one A Level

The single award covers a range of core skills in the two mandatory units (Units 1 and 2). The optional units offered to complete this qualification are ones which, based on past experience, students find highly motivating.

Unit 01: Communication and employability skills for IT

This unit will equip students to use a variety of communication skills, and provide them with an understanding of the skills an employer wants and how to adapt the message to their audience.

Unit 02: Information systems

This unit demonstrates the types of information held in the workplace, how it can be used to gain a competitive edge and how it must comply with legislation.

And 4 further optional units chosen from:

  • Unit 06 - e-commerce
  • Unit 09 - Project planning with IT
  • Unit 10 - Developing computer games
  • Unit 12 - Website production
  • Unit 14 - Computer animation
  • Unit 16 - 2D animation production
  • Level 3 - Unit 17 - Interactive media authoring
  • Unit 18 - Web animation for interactive media
  • Unit 19 - Spreadsheet modelling
  • Unit 20 - Impact of the use of IT on business systems
  • Unit 21 - Communication technologies
  • Unit 23 - Database design
  • Unit 27 - Digital graphics
  • Unit 29 - The business environment
  • Unit 30 - Business resources
  • Unit 31 - Digital graphics for interactive media
  • Unit 40 - Cloud computing in business
  • Unit 41 - Understanding mobile technology
  • Unit 43 - Understanding social media for business


This is a two year course, assessed internally by portfolios of equal weighting which are then externally moderated. There are no examinations. (Please note that there is a heavy coursework demand associated with this course). Students will not get any credit for completing only one year of this course.

Progression routes

Opportunities for Higher Education:
Students of ICT go on to study a range of subjects at degree level. Many university courses offer ICT modules for which this course would assist.

Career Opportunities

ICT is a valuable subject over a range of careers. There are very few careers for which ICT would not be a useful supporting qualification.