Course Title Cambridge Technical Certificate in IT (2012) - 100% Coursework (A Level)
Level: 3
Code MS063

Overview of the Course

This course will prepare you to effectively use various communication channels within a working environment and to understand what an employer expects of an individual. The course will also teach you how to communicate effectively whilst developing your own personal development needs.

What are the career opportunities?

This course will prepare you to effectively use various communication channels within a working environment and to understand what an employer expects of an individual. The course will also teach you how to communicate effectively whilst developing your own personal development needs.

What are the entry requirements?

The minimum entry requirements for access to an A Level Study Programme will be two subjects at grade B (or grade 6) including GCSE English and four subjects at grade C (or grade 4) and GCSE Grades A*-C in English and Maths.

How long is the course and when can I start?

The course is a two-year programme, starting in September, with the opportunity to take the Certificate in year one progressing to the Introductory Diploma after one year.

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

The course is 100% coursework and the qualification is graded pass, merit or distinction. You will study the following: Communication and employability skills for IT Communication is a vital skill for any individual. The effective use of communication and flexibility of styles is a highly desirable attribute to employers to maintain good working practice. Information systems The purpose of this unit is to demonstrate the information organisations hold and how this is valuable to an organisation. You will discover that if systems are in place, and information held is correct, then the communication within the organisation is a powerful tool and can give any organisation a competitive edge. Organisational systems security Organisations collect, create and manipulate a wide range of data and information; the cost of these activities is often much higher than the organisation realises until they are lost or stolen. Everyone who works with an information system should understand their responsibility to protect the system against theft or loss and all IT professionals need to understand how to support the organisation in protecting its digital assets and hardware. This unit will enable the learner to recognise the importance of protecting systems.

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

The Cambridge Technical Certificate provides opportunities to develop skills demanded by employers. These qualifications and units are structured to enable you to gain qualifications at your own pace and build on your achievements. You will also have the opportunity to acquire the essential knowledge and tools for the world of work by developing transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others and effective communication.

Work experience

Work experience is an essential element of your Study Programme and you will be supported to secure a five day work experience placement. This will allow you to gain first hand exposure to the sector you wish to work in, start to develop key employability skills and most importantly confirm your career goals.

Study programme enrichment opportunities

Your Study Programme will support personal development to ensure you make good progress and acquire the skills required for successful progression to employment, an apprenticeship or higher education.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

There are no additional costs although a high-spec USB memory stick with a minimum 50GB capacity is invaluable for coursework purposes.


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