Technical Diplomas in Computing Technologies (Digital and Networking pathways) Level 2

Start Date
Course Course
IT & Computing
City Campus

About this Course

Developed in close conjunction with leading employers, BTEC Level 2 Technicals develop transferable workplace skills, such as good communication and the ability to work in a team, which employers have identified as essential for gaining employment in the sector and for progression once the learner is working. At the core of these qualifications is the concept of preparing young people for the working world. Through practical activities and occupationally-fit-for-purpose assessments, learners will gain the skills and behaviours needed for sustainable employment. We have excellent facilities and opportunities for work experience at leading companies. The course features several trips out to companies and visiting speakers will come in and discuss live projects.

Key Units

The units you study will depend on the pathway you wish to pursue, however both pathways have some shared modules.

Shared Modules
  • Setting Up and Configuring Technology Systems
  • Exploring Current and Emerging Technologies
  • Security Protection and Risk Management
  • IT Service Solutions
Specialist Modules
Digital Applications Pathway
  • Digital Applications Development
  • Organisational Uses for Digital Media Systems
Networks and Cyber Security
  • Networking Technologies and Applications
  • Installing and Maintaining Networks
Please click here for a detailed explanation of all modules. 

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades A* - D / grade 3 or above (or acceptable alternatives), to include English Language and Maths.

Applicants who do not achieve the above entry requirements will be offered other courses where suitable.


The course involves a combination of externally set and assessed exams, plus coursework and internal assessments. Methods may include:

  • presentations
  • discussions
  • practical assessment
  • observations
  • research projects
  • possible work-based assessment

Where does this Lead

On successful completion of this course you may wish to progress to one of the following progression options provided by The Sheffield College including:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Software and Data Academy)
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Networks and Cyber Security Academy)
  • Level 3 Diplomas in IT (General)
  • Level 3 ICT Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship

Future Opportunities

Career opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Software Engineer
  • Game Developer
  • Internet of Things Programmer
  • Data Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Digital Marketer
  • Web Developer
  • IT Technician
  • Network Manager
  • Helpdesk Technician
  • Cyber Security

Tell Me More

Will this course suit me?

An ideal student for this course is one who is highly motivated with a desire to learn and wants to develop the technical skills that are required in the Computing industry. Applicants will have an understanding of their career goals and the steps required to achieve them.

Extra Costs

Branded uniform may be required. Costs are minimal and payment options will be available.

Some optional trips/study visits may be offered at a minimal cost (payment options available).

Students in financial hardship may be eligible to apply to the Student Support Fund for help with course related expenses. 

Tell us what you think

Did you get everything you need? Rate the course information we've provided using the stars below.

If you would like to contact us please Get in Touch.