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(Equivalent to 1 or 2 A-levels)

Examination Board: Edexcel

Course Leader: Ms J Frampton

Entry Requirements: Minimum 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 mainly at Grade 4 or above.

Course Content:

Information Technology involves the use of computers in industry, the arts and is a key attribute and skill required for most jobs.

In the Extended Certificate (single option), you will study aspects of Social Media, Web Design and Relational Database Management.

The National Diploma (double option) is more suited to those who want to choose IT or Computing as a future career. As well as the topics above, you will also study Cyber Security (built into the course is a MOOC on Cyber Security which is accredited by the Open University), Technical Support, Programming and Project Management. There is also an exciting opportunity to take part in the Cyber Discovery Challenge and work experience which is a great addition to
UCAS application and CV.

Future Prospects: This course is a stepping stone to a range of University courses including interactive media, web design, information management, computer science, artificial intelligence and system architecture.

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