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Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
What will I study?
As part of this qualification you will use social media to advertise and increase web traffic to a real business (course work). You will create systems to manage information within a business (externally moderated practical). You will study IT systems, how they work and the impact they have in the real world (exam). You will have a choice to study either data modelling or website development in the second year of study to personalise the course for your own needs (course work).
What does it combine with?
When taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, including BTEC Higher Nationals or A Levels in complementary or contrasting subjects, such as mathematics, physics, science, arts or technology, the qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to a degree in an Information Technology discipline or a degree where Information Technology related skills and knowledge may be advantageous.
Where can it lead to?
This qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses. As the content is equivalent in size to one A Level, higher education representatives have confirmed that it is appropriate to allow learners to choose their optional units so that they can explore areas for further study. The qualification supports entry to, for example:
HND in Business
BA (Hons) in Computer Arts
BSc (Hons) in Fashion Buying Management
BSc (Hons) in Software Development for Animation
BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.
Some university courses may require the achievement of specific units and learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with specific higher education providers.
You might be interested to know…
This is a brand new qualification first delivered in 2016, it is challenging and rewarding for those who want to work in IT or a related field.
Learners are most likely to succeed if they have:
Five GCSEs at grade C/B and above
Excellent Results in Cambridge Nationals ICT – Good Merit or Distinction preferred•