Level Two Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology
The course is designed for students who wish to have a career in IT and creative technology or progress to a Level Three BTEC Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in IT. Learners will study for three mandatory units and three optional units taken from the list below. The course is equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A to C.
This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part time course for adults aged 19 and over. Please ask learner services for details.
What will I study?
- The online world
- Technology systems
- A digital portfolio
- Creating digital graphics
- Computer networks
- Website development
- Building a personal computer
- Computer systems support in practice
What skills will I develop?
- Problem Solving
If you are aged between 16-18 you will also carry out work experience to help you develop your skills further in the workplace.
If you are aged between 16-18 and have not already achieved at least a grade 4 GCSE Maths and English, these will also be a core part of your programme.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed using a range of external online tests and internally assessed assignments and projects
- Four GCSEs grade D/3 and above including English and maths
- Or level one diploma
- Or introductory diploma
- Or NVQ level one
- Or equivalent
- An initial assessment
You could progress onto our Level Three BTEC Sub Foundation Diploma/ Extended Diploma followed by our Foundation Degree in Computing or degrees in subjects such as computing, e-business, games programming or software engineering. Many students go into careers in a range of IT-related disciplines. If you want to go straight into a job, you could work in systems analysis and design, software engineering, computing and website development.
For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.