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Cambridge Technical Level 3 in ICT

EXAM BOARD: OCR – Cambridge Technical

PROVISIONAL COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
You should have achieved an Average Point Score across all your GCSE subjects of 4+ (you do not need to have studied this course previously)

AIM OF THE COURSE
Students in Years 12 and 13 will have an opportunity through applied learning to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the business sector

COURSE SUMMARY
Students will take five units: three mandatory units and two optional units. There are 2 externally assessed exams and 3 internally assessed pieces of coursework to complete.

Students must achieve a total of 5 units consisting of 2 mandatory examined units and 3 further units. The units are graded as Pass, Merit and Distinction. Students can have a resist opportunity on examined units.

Launched for first teaching in September 2016, the Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT offer specialist pathways in IT Infrastructure Technician, Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner, Application Developer, and Data Analyst.

Students will apply their practical skills and knowledge in preparation for further study, Higher Education or the workplace.

Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Cambridge Technicals in IT focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding what today’s universities and employers demand.

CAREER PROSPECTS
Studying this qualification will prepare students for employment in the IT sector and it will support those who want to progress into IT related apprenticeships. Students who successfully complete this qualification will gain a level 3 qualification that will prepare them for further studies or Further Education (FE) or to progress to Higher Education (HE) in IT.

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