Information and Creative Technology BTEC Extended Certificate level 2 (C0180)
Information and Communication Technology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
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This course is aimed at those who have an interest in the latest ICT technologies including hardware and software. If you like understanding how computers work, enjoy programming, developing products, then this course if for you.
During this study programme you will have the opportunity to be the creator and producer of IT technology products and systems. Across this one-year programme you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of ICT subjects. This course looks to develop your skills in an area that is fast developing. Future jobs will also desire/require a good understanding of new technologies.
If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.
As part of this course, you will study the rapidly developing world of information technology. Studying a wide range of modules, you will cover:
1. The online world - looking at social media, real-time communication, and instant messages
2. Technology systems - learning about the computer system e.g. CPU, RAM, storage, GPUs and how data is carried between components in a PC
3. Software development - you will learn the basic principles of computer programming and create your own programmes
4. Mobile applications development - create a phone app game You will learn how to design, create and test an app using the Android language.
Additional units will include a digital portfolio, giving you the opportunity to showcase work on your website, creating an interactive website, creating a computer network and making it secure and database development.
How will it be delivered?
Assessments will consist of two externally assessed exams which will be sat around January and the second exam around April/May. Additionally, there are internally assessed coursework to be completed throughout the academic year.
Standard entry to this course requires a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required or equivalent Functional Skills Level 1 in both English and math. Additionally, this course requires one reference and it�s desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance.
Applications from students who have a level 1 ICT/IT Diploma will be considered. If you have a real interest in ICT and are currently working on any of the subjects that we will be covering, we would welcome an application.
Your next steps...
On successful completion of the course you will have the opportunity to progress onto the level 3 programme in games development, networking or general computing. Those looking to enter the world of employment will be able to seek employment in entry-level posts within the IT industry or progress into an IT and Telecoms Professionals apprenticeship programme at level 3.