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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration Two years
Code VBL3SOFTY1
Awarding Body Pearson
Level OCR Cambridge Technicals
Start Date 05/09/2022

Other start dates

Course overview

The Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT course allows students to gain an insight into the development of a range of applications across platforms and sectors. On this course you will have the opportunity to gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st century, enabling you to demonstrate the skills of design, building, testing and implementation of applications. You will create websites using HTML, CSS and Javascript. Develop an application using the C# Programming Language and have the opportunity to develop an app for a mobile device.

Throughout the course, our links with industry will help you to develop a greater awareness of professional practices in preparation for your work placement within a local IT Service Provider. You will learn a core set of technical skills aligned to leading vendors, which are increasingly sought after within the IT sector.

This course is equivalent to three A levels and is an excellent opportunity to specialise in a computing discipline and enter Higher Education afterwards.

What you'll study

This two-year course is designed to enable students to take their first step into the IT industry or progress to Higher Education.

Students will complete 8 units in the first year of their course and a further 9 units in the second year.

Sample of Modules Covered:

  • Application Design
  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering for Business
  • Web Design and Prototyping
  • Product Development.
  • Cognitive Computing
  • Mobile Technologies
  • The Internet of Everything

The course uses a wide range of learning methods with a focus on practical workshops. These are designed to allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive environment.

Additionally, although contact hours are tutor and group-based, independent learning is increasingly developed throughout the course, and actively encouraged for your personal development; use of problem-based exercises and relevant scenarios aid this process.

  • This two-year course is designed to enable students to take their first step into the IT industry or progress to Higher Education.

    Students will complete 8 units in the first year of their course and a further 9 units in the second year.

    Sample of Modules Covered:

    • Application Design
    • Project Management
    • Software Engineering for Business
    • Web Design and Prototyping
    • Product Development.
    • Cognitive Computing
    • Mobile Technologies
    • The Internet of Everything
  • The course uses a wide range of learning methods with a focus on practical workshops. These are designed to allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive environment.

    Additionally, although contact hours are tutor and group-based, independent learning is increasingly developed throughout the course, and actively encouraged for your personal development; use of problem-based exercises and relevant scenarios aid this process.

Assessment

You will be assessed throughout the course using: written assignments, practical assessments and 4 examined Units.

Entry requirements

GCSEs
Four at grade 9-4 or A*-C including English and Maths, or
Level 2 IT qualification
Merit, plus GCSE English and Maths at grade 4/C or above.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Work experience

Students will be required to take part in work experience at a local employer.

Student stories

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Next steps

On completion of the course, you will be ready to enter higher education, join level 4 apprenticeship scheme or start work within the IT Industry.

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Tuition fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

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