What you'll learn
This qualification comprises two mandatory units and a wide range of optional units selected to meet national occupational standards including: software development, networking, hardware, games development, web development, data analysis, software design and project management.
This course is ideal for those looking to progress in their career or to learn new ICT skills. It is also appropriate for those looking to enter higher education. There are no specific prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved a related Level 2 qualification in ICT.
You will attend our training centre for two days a week where you will have the opportunity to network with other learners, share practice and access different resources to support your learning including laptops, desktops, tablets and textbooks. Your tutor will support you throughout the course and you will be provided with a detailed course programme. While completing this qualification, learners may develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills employers are looking for in employees. There range from familiar ‘key skills’ such as team working, independent working, independent learning and problem solving, to more tricky measure skills such as: an appreciation for appropriate behaviour and dress, appropriate interpersonal skills, communication with professional colleagues/peers and/or hierarchal seniors, supporting other aspiring employees, and understanding work practices and how different roles and departments function within an organisation.
This qualification aims to provide learners with a number of progression options. You can progress onto an advanced apprenticeship, higher level studies at University or FE Colleges. Alternatively, you can move into employment into many different roles, including: Database Administrator, IT Technical Sales Specialist, Multimedia Designer and Software Developer/Programmer.
Students will be invited to attend an informal interview which will support your application, ideally you should aim to have English, maths and a science at grade 4 or above.