Information and Creative Technology (including Games Development) Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: CN708
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study Mode: Full time

The Level 2  Information and creative technology course is designed to teach the skills that employers need in aspects of business and design. For students who want up to date skills in Multimedia Design, Animation and Developing Computer Games using digital applications that provides a wide range of career options, as well as a route into higher education. A trip to an Animation Workshop and the IMAX Experience in Bradford is planned to help with your studies. 

In addition you will developing employability skills through contact with leading technology professionals which will enable you, to acquire the powerful knowledge and skills required to succeed in education and in a range of  technology companies.

What will I study?

You will study the following units to gain the Diploma at level 2

  • The Online World
  • Technology Systems
  • A Digital Portfolio
  • Website Development
  • Multimedia product development (Games Development)
  • Installing and Maintaining Hardware
  • Creating Digital Graphics
  • Spreadsheet Development

Learners are required to achieve a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.

How will I be assessed?

During the course learners will be set assignments and tests that will be graded and an overall grade for the qualification awarded.

What can I do next?

Learners gaining a Merit or Distinction and a recommendation from the Course Tutor can progress into Level 3 Diploma in IT or enter employment.  Learners that have also achieved Level 2 Functional Skills in both Maths and English have the opportunity to progress to the L3 Extended Diploma in IT.  

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You will study in St Pauls Computing Centre where there is twelve dedicated computing rooms, and a gaming room, each equipped with eighteen PCs running Windows 7, Office 2010 and a range of software including Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop, Visual C++ 2010 and a wide range of specialised software. We have Microsoft and CISCO Academy accreditation and industry trained tutors. You will also benefit from free wireless access throughout the building and a library and resource centre providing in excess of 60 computers and 45,000 books.

Enrichment & Employability

Our computing and IT courses teach the skills and knowledge that will prepare you for University or a career in an IT or computing role. We can develop your knowledge of digital technologies and whether you want to be a computer games developer, IT manager or technician, these courses could be for you.

Our students take part in a variety of trips including The Photographic Museum to see the professional uses of computer animation techniques and video production.

If you are studying or progress on to a level 3 course you can apply to join the IT Career Academy. You will be able to carry out a 6 week paid internship with a local employer and have an industry mentor for the duration of your course. Taking part in this academy will also gain you extra UCAS points.

In 2015 two Blackburn College IT/Computing students competed in the regional IT World Skills Competition and won their place in the national finals in Birmingham.

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