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IT Level 2 Diploma
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Exams and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Information Technology & Computing 
Course Code:
CFFIT1 
 
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at A*- D or acceptable alternatives, must include English Language and Maths
 
 

IT Level 2 Diploma

Many activities are in some way affected or influenced by computers. What we once recognised as a computer may now be found in an everyday item like a mobile telephone, a car or a washing machine.


About the Course

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.


Key Units

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. 2-4 mandatory units depending on the route you take. 


You will complete 3 Core Units related to the use of Information Technology in the workplace:
  • The online world
  • Technology systems
  • A digital portfolio
You will complete optional units to develop specialist skills in software development and IT support.
  • Computer Networks
  • Creating digital graphics
  • Spreadsheet development
  • Software development
  • Website development
  • Installing and maintaining computer hardware

You can develop skills in website design by taking text, images, video and other resources and crafting them into high quality documents for broadcasting throughout the world via the internet. The software design unit is to prepare you for the creative journey of designing and developing software using industry tools, environments and techniques.

As part of enrichment you will develop skills in control systems and robotics. This will give you the opportunity to programme and develop your skills in a range of computer controlled systems. This could help build your knowledge if you are looking at further education in robotics or metatronics.

The Computing Technology department has good facilities and has a specialist networking lab as well as traditional computing sites. Learning takes place within a supportive and friendly environment. There is no expectation that students will have access to a computer at home, although it does help.

You will be required to study functional skills or GCSE English or Maths if you do not already hold a minimum of GCSE grade C. (Many universities and employers ask for a minimum of GCSE grade C in both Maths and English).



Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at A*- D or acceptable alternatives, must include English Language and Maths


Assessment

Exams and Coursework


Where does this Lead

This course could lead onto the BTEC Diploma in Information Technology from there onto a University Level course. It could also lead into employment in junior posts within many IT support roles or alternatively a Higher Apprenticeship


Tell Me More

The course is delivered by industrial experts and their experiences will give you the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment where demand is high within a wide range of job roles, across the computing sector and some aspects of the creative industries.

As part of enrichment you may develop skills in control systems and robotics. This will give you the opportunity to programme and develop your skills in a range of computer controlled systems. This could help build your knowledge if you are looking at further education in robotics or mechatronics.

You will be expected to re-sit GCSE English and/or Maths if you achieved a grade D or alternatively you will study Functional Skills English and/or Maths.