- Course Code: 5223
- Duration: 2 years
- Validated by: Oxford, Cambridge & RSA.
Studying ICT helps students develop a broad range of skills and knowledge as a basis for progression into further learning. You will create knowledge and understanding of information systems within a range of organisations, build an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using ICT and develop project management skills and an understanding of the need to work with others. Students who study ICT usually progress onto higher education to study a related course or into business, economics and media.
- What will I study?
n the first year, the applied nature of the course is reflected in that the majority of the assessment is through coursework, with ‘How organisations use ICT’ being the only externally examined module. You take two other modules in the first year, which will enable you to demonstrate a range of desktop/web publishing and spreadsheet/database skills. Students have selected their own ‘campaigns’ and have produced a range of fantastic work: two have been contacted as people thought their project work was ‘real.’ The second project is entitled ‘All About Me’ and the product of it should help inform university choice or further training options post-college.
In the second year the course provides you with the opportunity to develop more advanced project management, publishing and applied ICT skills. These skills are extremely important for those students who have a keen interest in progressing to university to study ICT or for those who would like to start their career in an ICT environment. Students have been working with working musicians and bands to develop websites and are also creating a range of publications for a furniture manufacturer aided through project management software.
- Entry Requirements
To study A-Levels you will need 3 GCSEs at grade B and 3 GCSEs at grade C or equivalent and you must have achieved at least a grade C in GCSE English Language and maths.
- How will I be assessed?
A-Level students will be assessed by coursework and written exam.
- What can I do next?
The range of organisations employing graduates from Computing and ICT is extensive. Employers in retail, financial services, telecommunications, broadcast media, digital media, manufacturing, transport, tourism, the public sector and healthcare are all looking for graduates with knowledge in ICT. There is growth and demand in cyber security, mobile development, cloud computing and the management of Big Data.
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