This qualification is designed to support learners on an in-depth study of the computing sector as part of a 16-19 study programme.
The qualification provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that will prepare learners for further study or training. Learners have the opportunity to develop a significant core of knowledge in information technology.
Students studying the Extended Certificate will complete three mandatory units:
- Information Technology Systems
- Creating Systems to Manage Information
- Using Social Media in Business
A further optional unit will also be taught from a group that have been designed to support progression to the range of sector-related courses in higher education and to link with relevant occupational areas. The optional units offer breadth and depth of topic areas relevant to information technology.
Students will require a minimum of five A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE, including English at
grade 5 or above