Unit 1 – Information
• Emerging technologies
• Choosing IT systems
• Transmitting data – networks
• Protecting data and
The unit will give you a fundamental understanding of all areas of IT, which supports progression to an IT-related higher education course.
Unit 2 – Creating
Systems to Manage Information
- Examine a given scenario
- Develop an effective
design solution to produce a database system.
- Test your solution to
ensure it works correctly.
- Evaluate each stage of
Unit 3 – Using Social Media
- Explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services.
- You will implement social media
activities in business to meet the requirements.
- Explore the impact of social
media on the ways in which businesses promote their products and services.
- Develop a plan to use
social media in business to meet requirements
- Implement the use of social
media in a business
Unit 6 – Website
You will investigate website development principles and then design and develop a website using scripting languages.
In this unit you will:
- Understand the principles of
- Design a website to meet
- Develop a website to meet
Grade 4 in GCSE English and Math’s. Where IT has been previously studied, a L2 Merit (or equivalent)
would be expected. Students will also need a high level of organisation, the ability to prioritise workloads
and to be able to work through problems until they find a solution.
This course supports applicants for a wide range of university courses both in IT subjects and other
disciplines. Examples of Higher Education courses - BSc (Hons) in Software Development for Animation,
BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, BSc (Hons) in Fashion Buying Management.