Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT - Level 2 (Full-Time)

Level 2 - 5 GCSEs(A*-C) or BTEC 1st Diploma or NVQ level 2 or Equivalent

Subject Area Computing

School Creative and Digital Technologies

Attendance Full-Time

Overview

This offers students a practical approach to learning and developing the industry knowledge and skills they will need to be successful in the workplace.

It is equivalent to 4 GCSE`s and will provide you with the opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 programme of study in IT or games development or progress to an apprenticeship/traineeship.

This programme provides a foundation to all aspects of computing with a strong bias towards practical study that mirrors how industry works. Modules include web development, computer hardware and software, computer games design, animation and IT support.

This course runs on the following dates:



Start Date: 03/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 12 Months
Venue: Sandyford Building

Who the course is for

This course is for anyone interested in a career in IT.

Qualification Gained

You will a gain an OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT (QCF).

How to Apply

Online

Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.

Post

You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
FREEPOST NT920
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7SA

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.

Course Content

The Course will cover the following modules:

  • Communicating in the IT Industry
  • Working in the IT Industry
  • Website Development
  • IT Security
  • Setting up an IT Network
  • Developing Computer Games
  • Animation Techniques

Learning Methods

A variety of classroom and independent learning methods are used. Support materials will be available to you through our virtual learning environment to allow you to continue working on your studies from home.
 

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods used may include :-
• Presentation
• Demonstrations
• Witness statements
• Development of appropriate documentation or assessment reports.
 

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of this course you would be eligible to progress onto:

  • Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in IT
  • Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in IT (Games)
  • Access to HE Diploma in IT (19+ learners) 

Alternatively you may progress onto an apprenticeship programme or into employment.

Career Opportunities

Throughout the course there will be the opportunity to have access to real working environments, hear from industry speakers, visit employers work places and take up work placements. These activities will assist in developing your skills further to improve your employment prospects within the IT industry.
 

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE's Grades D-G including English & Maths or a relevant level 1 qualification.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

There may be additional costs associated with trips that will take place throughout the academic year.

Additional Course Costs

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility with a Student Adviser.

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.