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?

Mandatory units:

  • The online world
  • Technology systems
  • A digital portfolio

Optional Units

  • Creating digital graphics
  • Computer networks
  • Website development
  • Building a personal computer
  • Computer systems support in practice

What skills will I develop?

  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Research
  • Teamwork

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

Entry requirements

  • 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

What next?

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.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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