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Computing and IT

Information and Creative Technology Certificate Level 2

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course you can progress to the Level 3 IT, Computing or Air and Defence Diplomas.  You will need to pass the course with a merit and have also passed your GCSE maths and English at a 4 or above

Alternatively if you are 18 you could enter full time employment, or consider an apprenticeship. The IT skills you have will allow you to work in a wide range of fields, not just IT!

Who is it for?

Develop a range of skills and knowledge for a career in the IT industry. This course will give you a solid understanding of web technologies, database systems and digital graphics whilst developing a digital portfolio to showcase your skills to potential employers and course leaders.

Besides using a range of academic methods such as writing reports, producing presentations and taking part in discussions, you will design and develop solutions such as a database application, digital graphic products and websites.

What is covered?

The units you will study include:

  • The Online World (External Assessment)
  • Technology Systems (External Assessment)
  • A Digital Portfolio (Internal Assessment)
  • Creating Digital Graphics (Internal Assessment)
  • Database Development (Internal Assessment)
  • Website Development (Internal Assessment)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above, including English and maths, or a relevant Level 1 Diploma plus English and maths at 3/D or above.

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks -subject to availability
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard – subject to availability
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you haven’t reached the pass grade of 4 or above
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at enquiries@stamford.ac.uk should you have any further questions.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
SCT2IT4AF$
Duration
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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My course gave me access to work experience with market-leading cyber security consultancy ‘Pentesec’, This gave me the edge when securing a place at Northumbria University to study a BSc in Networks and Cyber Security.

Tom Sadler
Computing Extended Diploma Level 3

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