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|Introduction||Do 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? 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 Outline||This 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
IT Technical Support
IT Systems Trouble Shooting & Repair
Installing & Upgrading Software
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 Requirements||Entry requirements for the 90 Credit Diploma in IT include
- 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above
- Level 2 Equivalent Qualification|
|Equipment||Stationery requirements including a memory stick.|
|Attendance||It is important that you attend all classes in order to successfully achieve the qualification. However, the college expects a minimum of 90% attendance.|
|Assessment||To 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.
|Progression||Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (year 2)|
|Qualification||OCR 90 Credit Diploma in IT (equivalent to 1.5 A levels)|
|Awarding Body||Edexcel BTEC|
|Suitable for Higher Education?||Y|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||Y|