Learners taking this qualification benefit from learning about different types of IT and computing technology from across the different pathways. It will appeal to students who wish to develop their ICT skills and it will provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to prepare for employment in the IT industry. The qualification includes two externally assessed units that will assist learners as they progress further onto higher levels of vocational learning or onto an apprenticeship programme. This course includes in minimum of 5 weeks work experience in an IT related industry.
Welsh Baccalaureate Foundation Pass/Pass*, or 3 GCSE’s A*-C including Maths or English. A level 1 qualification in IT at Merit or Distinction plus a successful interview.
"Learners can progress onto other higher level qualifications in ICT or secure employment in a range of business and ICT organisations. Potential Career Opportunities. Computer Operator, Trainee IT Support Technician, End User Support Technician, IT Apprenticeship.
• 2 The Online World (Externally Assessed)
• 3 Technology Systems (Externally Assessed)
• 9 Spreadsheet Development
• 13 Website Development
• 3 A Digital Portfolio (Mandatory)
• 10 Database Development
• 12 Software Development
• 14 Installing & Maintaining Computer Hardware
Assessment is a mixture of externally assessed exams and assignments
There may be additional course-related costs for text books and educational visits