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Information and Creative Technology Certificate Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Develop a range of skills and knowledge for a career in the IT industry. This course will give you 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.


What Does The Programme Include

You will learn through a variety of different methods to support individual learning styles including; written reports, practical activities, presentations, posters, displays, leaflets and through utlising social media.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at gradeS 3/​D or above, including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 1 Diploma including English and maths.

Need to re-sit? No problem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/​C in GCSE maths or English, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

We use varying methods of assessment both individual and in group work to enhance your learning experience for internally assessed units, however two of the mandatory units are externally assessed by examination.

Additional Information

As part of the course requirements, all students must carry out one week work placement. We recommend looking as early as possible for a suitable placement especially if you want to work in the IT field.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course you can progress to the IT, Computing or Air and Defence Diplomas Level 3, or enter employment.

Course Content

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

Course Trips

You will have the opportunity to take part in external trips including Bletchley Park and the Centre for Computing History where you will investigate the development of computer systems. You will meet a range of guest speakers from the industry to give you top tips for advancing your career in IT and Computing.


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