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Level 3 in Computing and IT

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Course CodeG5037
Academic Year1819
Dates10th September 2018 to 28th June 2019
Location NameSouth Wigston Campus
AreaIT & Programming
Mode Of ProvisionFull Time
IntroductionDo you enjoy taking things apart to find out how they work? Do you want to progress to university? Do you want to work in IT? Do you have an enquiring mind? Are you interested in networking? Are you interested in gaining a nationally recognised vocational IT qualification accepted by both universities and employers? This could be the course for you! We study a wide range of units over a two year period including computer building, troubleshooting, repairing and upgrading computers, networking, providing IT technical support, routine maintenance, programming plus units that engage your more imaginative side such as digital graphics and digital animation. By the end of the course you will have developed academic, technical and creative skills. All practical work is aimed at working towards industry standard practices.
Study OutlineThis is year 1 of a 2 year course. In year 1 you will study 9 units and then a further 9 units in year 2. Units in year 1 include:- Communication & Employability Skills Computer Systems Information Systems IT Technical Support IT Systems Trouble Shooting & Repair Project Management Website Production Installing & Upgrading Software Digital Graphics If you have not achieved GCSE Grade 4 in English and Maths you will be expected to study either functional skills or GCSE in these subjects.
Entry RequirementsEntry requirements for the 90 Credit Diploma in IT include - 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above - Level 2 Equivalent Qualification
EquipmentStationery requirements including a memory stick.
AttendanceIt is important that you attend all classes in order to successfully achieve the qualification. However, the college expects a minimum of 90% attendance.
AssessmentTo achieve the OCR Level 90 Credit Diploma in IT (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels) you will study 9 units in total. You will be assessed by coursework. There are no examinations. You will have the opportunity to achieve a pass, merit or distinction on each assignment.
ProgressionLevel 3 Extended Diploma in IT (year 2)
QualificationOCR 90 Credit Diploma in IT (equivalent to 1.5 A levels)
Awarding BodyEdexcel BTEC
Level3
Available Full-time?Y
Available Part-time?N
Suitable for Higher Education?Y
Suitable for Individuals?Y
Suitable for Employers?Y
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