I've always had an interest in IT, electronics and computers so this coursewas a natural choice as it coved all of those areas.
I've always had an interest in IT, electronics and computers, so this course was a natural choice as it covered all of those areas.
Information Technology (Vocational)
- Year 1
50% Exam; 50% Coursework
- Year 2
40% Exam; 60% Coursework
- Exam board
OCR (Cambridge Technical - Triple Diploma)
What Will You Learn?
Information Technology influences nearly all aspects of our lives and will do for years to come. If you are interested in computers and want to learn more about how they can be used to solve real life problems and the impact that they are having on society, business and the environment, then this course is for you. All of the topics are focussed on the ‘now’ of Information Technology and the world of computing.
Year 1: Foundation Diploma in IT
Fundamentals of IT (Exam)
Global Information (Exam)
Social Media and Digital Marketing, Internet of Everything, Project Management, Mobile Technology, Big Data, Data Analysis and Design (Coursework Units)
Year 2: Extended Diploma in IT
Cyber Security (Exam)
Cloud Technology (Exam)
Games Design and Prototyping, Software Engineering, Application Design, Cognitive Computing, Enterprise Computing, Product Development, Web Design and Prototyping (Coursework Units)
- Cyber Security
- Global Information
- Product Development
- Developing a Smarter Planet
- Virtual and Augmented Reality
- Mobile and Cloud Technology
- Social Media and Digital marketing
- The Internet of Everything
- Computer Hardware and software
As part of the course, useful links with employers will be formed - placements and employer input into assignments.
Trips take place throughout the year, including a day at Amazon’s distribution centre.
Where Will This Lead?
HE courses include Software Engineering, Multimedia, Computing, Cyber Security, Games Development, Hardware Engineering and Web Page Development, Animation and Network Technology.
A growing number of our IT students are now pursuing the apprenticeship route, with Greater Manchester being seen as a major computing and technology hub. Many of these are linked to local universities for Level 4 accreditation.
An understanding of Information Technology is useful for a career in any modern industry. The world is now almost totally reliant on computers and IT. Many of today’s students are being prepared and trained for jobs that don’t yet exist, but which may become vital in a few years’ time.