ICT Cambridge-Technicals

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade 4 GCSE in English and Merit or Distinction in ICT.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for students aged 16+ who are interested in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding in ICT. Learners will take two mandatory units to achieve this qualification, Fundamentals of IT and Global Information Systems, both of which are externally assessed. The units provide learners with an insight into the IT sector as they investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, flow of information on a global scale and important legal and security considerations. The course provides opportunities to develop skills demanded by IT employers.

Course Structure

The course provides pupils with a foothold in the real IT world. Pupils are required to demonstrate a range of skills including independent learning, research and analysis skills. They will develop their use of software by using advanced tools on programs and experience a range of software from Microsoft to the Adobe suite. Independence is a key skill which they will develop to pursue a career in IT.

Units include:

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global Information
  • Internet of Everything
  • Computer Networks
  • Project Management

Assessment

5 units of work (2 Exam units and 3 Centre-assessed units)

University Pathways

Pupils can progress onto the following degree courses:

  • Computing
  • Computer Science (pupils can choose to study specialist areas such as Games Development and Software Engineering)
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology Management
  • Information Technology Security
  • Management of IT

Apprenticeship Pathways

This course allows you to gain access into apprenticeships in ICT Administration, Systems Support, Networking, Software & Web Development, and Databases & Programming.

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers in the IT or Creative Industries, including:

  • Computer Games Development
  • Website Development
  • Software Development
  • Programmer
  • Systems Analysis