Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020.

Interviews

Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time.

Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.

Is this course right for me?

Information Technology gives students the opportunity to study a subject that opens doors into many different industries.

The course has been recently updated and has been developed to enable students to build the technical skills and knowledge needed to work in the computer industry or to enable progression to higher education degree courses in information technology and related areas, such as digital technology solutions, IT management for business, computer networks and security or creative computing.

You will gain experience and knowledge in the practical uses of information technology, particularly databases, spreadsheets, presentation software, social media and website development.

Modules include-

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Programming
  • Web Development

Discussion can be held at interview if you would like to combine this course with another subject.

Entry requirements:

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

Delivery:

This course is delivered as follows:

  • Group work
  • Interactive learning
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)/ Google Classrooms.

Assessment:

This course is assessed through a range of activities these include:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation
  • One exam
  • 2 controlled assessments (one in year 1 and one in year 2).

Progression:

IT will help you in any chosen career but will also be an essential part of technology-based courses.

The list of professions is endless but will include architect, games designer, software engineer, systems analyst, webmaster, network manager.