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Available to study at:
Extended Certificate

Subject Intent: Why IT?
IT will allow learners to progress through a variety of units that develop in depth theoretical knowledge of digital applications. The course is an ideal stepping stone between education and employment within the IT sector as students have the opportunity
to develop practical application
of theory that replicates industry standards. Students will have a strong understanding of how IT supports
the function of business and product development whilst meeting the needs of clients and employers alike. The skills that students develop whilst studying IT prepare them for a range of employment opportunities within the fast growing digital employment market.

Why should I study this subject?
The Level 3 Cambridge Technical in IT is an exciting qualification that has had a recent redesign with the input of Universities and industry experts. This means that the students who study the qualification will gain the subject and transferable skills that employers are looking for. The qualification sits very well alongside many other applied general and A level subjects due to students studying skills that are invaluable to any modern workplace. You can study this course as a Single (equivalent to one A level), Double (two) or Triple (three) and attracts the same UCAS points.

What will I study?

You will cover the following units:
• Fundamentals of IT (EXAM)
• Global Information (EXAM)
• Computer Networks (COURSEWORK)
• Computer Systems – Hardware (COURSEWORK)
• Computer Systems – Software (COURSEWORK)”

What are the entry requirements?

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“Throughout my time studying IT at New College I have developed both in my technical knowledge and passion for programming and IT as a whole. Not only this but we have also covered valuable information related to working within the IT industry.”
Jack Holland – Appleton Academy