Vocational IT

Exam Board
OCR

Overview
Introductory Diploma/Diploma
This vocational qualification is designed with the workplace in mind and will provide you with the knowledge and skills required for entry into employment and the community as a whole.  The course has been designed to be up to date, engaging, fit for purpose and suitable for the needs of students in 2020.

Why Choose This?
You will apply your skills and knowledge practically in preparation for further study, apprenticeship or employment.  You will be able to apply for pathways that require communication, problem solving, time management, research and analytical skills.

Areas of Study & Assessment
Year 12: Fundamentals of IT; computer hardware, computer software, IT employability skills, threats to IT systems. Global Information; how information is held globally, information styles, legal framework of storing information globally and the principles of information security.

Cambridge Technicals Introductory Diploma:
Year 13: Role of an IT technical practitioner

Five units over two years, examinations at the end of Year 12.

Cambridge Technicals Diploma:
Year 12: Mobile technology, the Internet of Everything and developing a smarter planet.

Year 13: Role of an IT technical practitioner

Eleven units over two years, examinations at the end of Year 12 and in January of Year 13.

What Our Students Say
This course, is very hands on as we have both practical and technical work. The teachers are very supportive and promote learning in a fun way. As students, have developed our technical understanding in IT. During the two years we have learnt the different aspects of IT and the effects it has on modern day life. Overall, we enjoy the lessons as they are fun, productive and full of energy.

I love my IT lessons, they are a a fun and interactive way for me to learn about the way the world is developing with technology and all of its implications, by doing IT I feel more aware of these developments.