What will be studied?
Unit 1: The Online World
This unit provides an introduction to the modern online world. Students will extend their knowledge of online services and investigate the technology and software that supports them. They will learn more about a range of services including email, online data storage, collaborative software, search engines and blogging.
Unit 2: A Digital Portfolio
This is a chance for students to show off! A digital portfolio is an exciting onscreen way to showcase achievements. It is about the projects that have been created and developed by the students. It can be a useful way to present achievements to potential employers or when applying for a course.
Students will also have the opportunity to study two further units that will allow you to make use of and build your skills further.
Who will this course suit?
This course will suit anyone with an interest in the Information Technology sector.
This course will allow students to develop practical skills as well as knowledge and understanding. It is designed to help turn individuals into a producer of technology products and systems and not just a consumer.
The flexible range of units will meet the needs of students with different interests and inclinations with the option to study specialist units.
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How is the course assessed?
Students will complete four units of work which are each worth 25% of the qualification. Two units are mandatory. These are:
The Online World. This is an external exam undertaken on line.
A Digital Portfolio. This a coursework based portfolio of evidence produced by the student. It is internally assessed.
In addition students will to produce two other portfolios of work. These can be chosen from the following:
- Creating a Digital Animation
- Creating a Digital Audio
- Creating Digital Graphics
- Creating Digital Video
- Spreadsheet Development
- Database Development
- Website Development
What will this qualification lead to?
The Level 2 First Award in Information and Creative Technology will help support your progression into a more specialised Level 3 vocational or A-Level course, or into an apprenticeship. Additionally it will allow you to enter employment within a wide range of job roles across the Information Technology sector and some creative industries.