CTEC Level 2

Awarding Body: OCR

Qualification Level(s)

Available as:

• Certificate (Equivalent to one GCSE)
• Introductory Diploma (Equivalent to three GCSE’s)

Course Description

The IT industry is an area of enormous growth, and it is continually changing at a significant pace. This course will offer you an opportunity to explore and develop both practical, creative and theoretical skills in the key areas of IT applied throughout the industry today.

There are no additional entry requirements for this course. Please refer to the basic entry requirements for this course/level.

This course has both practical and creative elements, with supporting written assignments. It will provide you with an opportunity to develop a range of skills under the umbrella of those found and used in the IT industry.

Mandatory units are:

  • Communicating in the IT Industry
  • Working in the IT Industry (for the Diploma)

In addition, you will cover a number of specialist/optional units such as:

  • Website Development
  • Installing and Maintaining Computer Hardware
  • Installing and Maintaining Computer Software
  • Creating Digital Graphics.

This course has been designed to build your skills and knowledge of IT and the IT sector. You will use of a range of IT software, including; Adobe Photoshop, website and app development software and Microsoft applications. Whilst on the course you will develop skills in research, design and portfolio building, to provide you with the broadest experience of ICT and what it has to offer.

This course is 100% coursework-based and will be assessed through a range of methods, including; practical-based activities, reports, presentations and video-based evidence.

It is vital to be prepared for the world of work within this competitive industry and the College’s E6 Programme will provide you with a range of opportunities to complement your academic studies. You will be able to choose from a wide range of E6 options, including IT-related work experience which focuses on hardware, software and design elements. There is an extensive range of specific course opportunities, including a trip to the Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour, to explore how ICT was used to create the film and the supporting marketing material.

The IT industry has a broad range of job opportunities and the ICT course at level 3 has been designed to support learners whose future aims are to work in the field of IT, whether this is within a business, technical or more creative capacity. This ICT course can be used as a platform for those who wish to progress onto level 3 ICT, other level 3 courses or IT-related apprenticeships.

During the course there will be two moderation visits where students’ work will be submitted for external moderation. The times of each moderation may vary, although visits will take place during February and July.