CTEC IT

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code ITC01
Qualification Type Not Set
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Consultation with universities, employers and industry specialists has made sure that this course is fit to make sure that students will gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st century. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT focus on the requirements that today’s universities and employers demand.

Skills Acquired
The qualification aims to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. Students will gain an insight into the IT sector as they investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, the flow of information on a global scale, and the importance of legal and security considerations. 

Students suited to the course 
Students with an interest in IT/computers and the flow and use of data on a national and global scale.   

What other subjects it combines well with 
CTEC IT is a broad subject and is easily combined with a range of other A Level and Vocational subjects, particularly CTEC Business.   


Details

Course Structure
The CTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in IT is equivalent to one A Level. There are five units, three of which are mandatory and two of which are assessed externally. 

Unit content

Year 12
Unit 1: The Fundamentals of IT (Mandatory Unit) - Exam
Unit 2: Global Information (Mandatory Unit) - Exam
Unit 3: Optional Unit (from the list below) - Exam 

Year 13
Unit 3: Cyber Security (Mandatory Unit) 

2 Optional Units from;
• Project Management (Coursework) 
• Product Development (Coursework)
• Systems Analysis and Design (Coursework)
• Internet of Everything (Coursework)
(The choice of optional Units will be based to an extent on the groups preference) 


How will it be delivered?

Exam
These exams cover only work for that unit. For CTEC they can be re-taken and the highest grade of the 2 is the one awarded. 

Coursework
This is work that the student can complete over an extended period of time and get feedback to improve it if needed. 


Your next steps...

Cambridge Technicals provide a strong base for progression to university, apprenticeships or work and are recognised for UCAS tariff points. The skills picked up will make you employable in the IT sector as well provide progression for university or higher education routes or an apprenticeship.