Cambridge Technical ICT - Level 3
“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”
- 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.
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.
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.