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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 corse 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 dis­us­sions, you will design and devel­op solu­tions such as a data­base appli­ca­tion, dig­i­tal graph­ic prod­ucts and web­sites. As part of the pro­gramme, you will also have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to retake GCSE Maths and/​or Eng­lish or fol­low the Func­tion­al Skills route.


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.

Wor­ried about your grades?

What­ev­er your results, we want to assure you that exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances will be con­sid­ered should you not have the grades indi­cat­ed 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
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard
  • Incor­po­rat­ing Eng­lish and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able remote­ly through­out this unprece­dent­ed peri­od. They can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

There are two manda­to­ry units which are each exter­nal­ly assessed by way of an exam­i­na­tion. The oth­er 4 remain­ing units are inter­nal­ly assessed, each unit hav­ing 3 assign­ments which you will need to complete.

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, either direct­ly or via an appren­tice­ship. The IT skills you have will allow you to work in a wide range of fields, not just IT!

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)


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