Information Technology (Extended Certificate)
|Mode of study||Academic Cambridge Technicals|
|Campus||Welsh Bridge Campus|
|Start date||September 2021|
|Course code||CTI-CX (2123)|
Who is it for?
Are you looking for a career where IT skills will put you ahead? This course will give you a head start if you wish to work as an IT professional in areas like games design, cybersecurity and police forensics or in roles where IT skills are required, such as teaching, business and NHS administration and the creative areas such as film-making and photography.
We offer this course because it gives you experience in the areas where there is growth in career opportunities.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths.
What does the course involve?
• IT fundamentals/Systems - Hardware, networks, software, computer ethics
• Global information. How do social media companies use our data? Can Big Data help us find the cure for Cancer?
• Cybersecurity—what are the threats/solutions? Are you an aspiring white hacker?
• Product development – you will develop your own IT product, eg a game, an app to measure your exercise, a website to sell your design ideas
How is the course assessed?
1/3 coursework and 2/3 exam. The exams are spread throughout the course and you can resit each one at least once during the
course. This gives you the best chance of getting your highest possible grade on this course.
We encourage our students to attend the Villiers Park Inspiring Excellence in Computer Science residential course.
This course will prepare you thoroughly for a wide range of courses at university or for Higher Level Apprenticeships. Previous students have gone to university to study computer games design, computer forensics, quantity surveying, digital marketing and business. Others have secured IT Apprenticeships at GCHQ, BT and Shropshire Council, Business Apprenticeships at Capgemini or broadcasting
apprenticeships with the BBC.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email: email@example.com
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