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.
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.
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 1: The Fundamentals of IT (Mandatory Unit) - Exam
Unit 2: Global Information (Mandatory Unit) - Exam
Unit 3: Optional Unit (from the list below) - Exam
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)
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.
This is work that the student can complete over an extended period of time and get feedback to improve it if needed.
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.