This qualification enables you to develop skills in - and gain a broad knowledge and understanding of - computer hardware and technology systems. It also explores the information technology sector and some aspects of the creative industries such as software development, web development and some aspects of digital graphics. An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn and wants to develop the technical skills that are required in this increasing demand of the computing industry.
This course teaches you enough about different software applications in order to be able to choose which tools and techniques are most suitable and use them competently. There will be a focus on PCs and you will be able to explain the use of common hardware components. You will learn about the different parts of a computer system, how they connect together and the capacity and performance of these devices.
There are 3 Core Units related to the use of IT in the work place and 2 - 4 mandatory units depending on the route you take.
4 GCSEs grades A*- D or acceptable alternatives, must include English Language and Maths.
Exams and Coursework.