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Cambridge Technical Level 3 ICT

This course in IT has been designed to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of IT and global information systems. In the two years you will complete 5 units.  Three of the units are mandatory and externally assessed, they are:  Fundamentals of IT, Global information and Cyber security. The first two mandatory units will provide you with an insight into the IT sector as you investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, the flow of information on a global scale and important legal and security considerations. The third mandatory unit reflects an important development in the sector around information security and requires learners to consider how data should be protected and the response of the IT sector to emerging threats such as cyber terrorism.  You will then take two of the four optional units that are centre-assessed and moderated by OCR. The optional units include Project management, Product development, Systems analysis and design and the Internet of Everything.

Why Study ICT?
You will learn and use a variety of transferable skills throughout the course such as communication and problem solving.  The optional units will encourage the development of time management, research and analytical skills, as well as emphasising the need for good written and verbal communication. Completion of this course can support progression to go on to study relevant IT degrees in a Higher Education institution such as, Computing and IT, Computing Science, Software Developments, Software Engineering, ICT and Computer Networks or Business Information Systems.  It is also recognised by many organisations, as the course has had a lot of support from businesses, such as Barclays, BT, Cisco and IBM.


Strong Subject Combinations
ICTcombines well with many subjects given its critical importance to so many areas of working life in particular:
Business Studies
Graphic Communications
Product Design

Possible Further Study and Degree Courses
Business Information Systems
Computer Science
Multimedia/Web Design
Software Design