Key course information
Computing and Information Technology
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If you are interested in technology, programming, hardware, the internet, web design, games, and graphics then this is the course for you. You’ll cover a wide range of IT topics that will open doors to further study in IT, Computing, Games Development and related areas.You’ll start to develop the broader skills required to work in the IT industry.
What will I learn?
You’ll develop and gain digital skills to include; investigating technology systems in objects used within your daily lives eg laptops, routers; exploring uses of the internet and web including social media networking sites; creating your own digital portfolio using web pages and multimedia; developing web sites and creating digital graphics; gaining practical skills to build and repair computer hardware; analysing and investigating how we use spreadsheet applications and mobile applications in modern businesses.
You’ll develop and demonstrate a wide range of skills that will support your employability and progression, such as self-organisation, research and communication skills and working with others in teams.
• 4 GCSEs at grade 3, or above, including English and Maths or equivalent.
• A good reference.
• A satisfactory interview.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
BTEC First Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology.
Additional Costs and Information
There are no additional costs on this course.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Educational ProgressionBTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma in IT BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma Games Development Apprenticeship in ITEmployment opportunities. Technical sales . Office administration . Computer user support . Hardware installation and maintenance