Would you like to get started in potential future employment in the IT or creative industries? This course will give you a good foundation to potential pathways leading into the industry.
This course starts in September
Level 2 Extended Certificate
Overview & Modules
You will develop a broad range of technical skills, such as software programming, multimedia, automated systems and developing technical skills which will include installing and maintaining hardware in our Cortex workshop.
You will also develop employment skills with a full programme of enrichment activities which will enable you to develop and grow as an individual, using those essential interpersonal skills needed for the 21st century employment market.
How will I be assessed?
There are 2 online assessments and all other units have practically-based assignments with a realistic scenario which will underpin the skills and confidence developed during sessions.
There are 3 core units and 5 optional units. In order to achieve the full award, learners will have to gain either a Pass, Merit or Distinction for each unit.
You will require 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above or proven qualifications at Level 1, which should include Essential Skills qualifications or equivalent at the appropriate level
All potential learners will have an informal friendly interview with one of our IT Team.
Continue your studies
This course prepares you for employment and provides a sound foundation to progress to a Level 3 Diploma in IT or Enhanced IT programme (a proven ability and Merit / Distinction grades will be required for this level of programme and enhanced criteria may also be applied).
With further study or training, you may also pursue a career as an End User Support Technician or a Trainee IT Support Officer or Technician.
Other pathways include Creative Media at level 3, employment within the IT sector or an apprenticeship.
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