IT – Level 3

Course Code: CPT-L3-1
Course Duration
2 Year
Course Type
Full Time
Campus/Location
Haybridge Road, Telford
Course Level
3
About the course

IT is transforming the way we live, work and socialise. This dynamic course develops your understanding of the skills and key principles required for a future in computing. You will get an insight into the IT sector as a whole investigating how technology is developing, and cover a wide range of units with opportunities for practical and project-based work, recognising the need to incorporate specialist pathways. This is designed to support your move into university or employment and includes exam-based units, practical course work and the opportunity to take part in an Industrial placement with a well-recognised computing company. If studying the software pathway, maths at grade 4 is a requirement.

Units:
Hardware Route
– Global information
– Networking
– Project management
– Project development
– Cyber security
– Mobile technology
– Internet of everything
– Fundamentals of IT
– Virtual and augmented reality
– Developing a smarter planet
– Computer systems – hardware
– Computer systems – software
– IT technical support
– Big data analytics
– Cognitive computing
– Enterprise computing
Software
– Global information
– Networking
– Project management
– Project development
– Cyber security
– Mobile technology
– Internet of everything
– Fundamentals of IT
– Application design
– Games design and prototyping
– Web design
– Cognitive computing
– Social media
– Business computing
– Data analysis

Work placement opportunities:
Enta Technology, Bischof and Klein, Bespoke Computing

Progressing to: Network engineers, programming or web designers
Aspirational careers: Data scientist, IT manager/director, systems analyst, network and IT infrastructure architect, game and software architect

4 GCSEs at grades 9-4, including English or maths

Trips include a visit to Milton Keynes to see the first mainframe computer and other ad hoc trips depending on student career aspirations. Uniform is to be worn: this can be purchased from the college at approx £10 per polo shirt.

Two students working on a computer at Telford College
Curriculum Area
Business & Digital
Categories
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