Where will this course lead?

This is a one year course which leads on to higher education, apprenticeship or into employment. If you feel you aren't a complete novice with computers but would benefit from more detailed guidance, then this course is for you.

What will I study?

On this course you will be studying:-

- Website Design

- The Online World

- Technology Systems

- Graphical Design

- Animations

- Spreadsheets

- Digital Portfolios

How will this course be delivered?

Students will carry out practical work using computers in the majority of lessons; students will carry out independent work (prepared by our experienced tutors) across the year to enhance their skills and understanding of computing. Other lessons will involve group, written and research work.

What qualifications will I get?

Level 2 First Award in Information and Creative Technology

How will I be assessed?

To pass this qualification you will produce coursework based on assignments per unit. You will be given scheduled deadlines per assignment and tutors will provide feedback on your coursework. You will be tested for English, Maths and ICT Functional Skills.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview depending on your predicted grades and a good reference from your current tutor. You may also be tested for your English, Maths and ICT skills.

What are the entry requirements?

2 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above (including English Language and preferably Maths or Science), or Merit / Distinction BTEC Level 1 Diploma in IT or an equivalent course. You will also need to have a successful interview with a course tutor and a good reference.

What else do I need to know?

You need to bring a pen, notebooks and folders to every lesson. It is expected that you will bring a memory stick to save and back up your work. Educational trips are part of our course and students will be expected to contribute towards them, this must be paid at enrolment. Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes. If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades. If you have a learning difficulty or disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

What can I do after this course?

The majority of students who are successful on this course progress to level 3 in IT, Business or other related qualifications. Some students go into work.


Stratford-upon-Avon College

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Course Fee

N/A for 16-18 year olds

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Full Time