About the course

A qualification in Information Communication Technology opens up an incredible world of opportunities for work, not only within the technology industry but also in supporting roles within other industries.

ICT students will develop technical skills and knowledge, that goes without saying. They will also need other talents such as the ability to communicate clearly at all levels, to plan and to manage a project.

Decision making and problem-solving are also important.

Who is the course suitable for?

The course aims to help you develop a wide range of skills and develop your knowledge, understanding and application of ICT.

This is a broad-based qualification provides a more vocational perspective to ICT and employs an investigative and problem-solving approach to it – so if you enjoy the more practical application of ICT then this is the course for you.

Entry Requirements

The requirements for this course are preferably a GCSE Level qualification in ICT.

Why Study?

These days it’s almost impossible to watch the TV or read a newspaper without seeing some reference to ICT. “Texting”, “hacking”, “surfing” and now “phishing” – ICT has introduced new words into our language, and given new meanings to existing words! More and more people routinely use ICT in their daily lives, whether buying and selling on eBay, downloading music, e-mailing friends, ordering groceries … the list is almost endless.

Studying ICT at AS/A level will allow you to take a more detailed look at the above topics and many others. It also provides an excellent foundation for any career or higher education course involving ICT.

Progression Opportunities

Many students go on to higher education in the field of ICT. However, the skills and abilities you develop on this course will benefit you in any advanced study or employment.

What support will be provided?

You will be provided with support to advance existing and develop new skills. You will be expected to develop an independent approach to apply these skills to coursework projects.

My whole attitude towards learning and towards education and towards life in general and other people, it completely changed.

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