The 1 A Level equivalent covers the fundamentals of information technology. It offers learners a vocational qualification in an exciting subject.
5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English
In the first year you will study creating systems to manage information and using social media in business. In the second year you will study information technology systems and website development.
The A level ICT provides a suitable foundation for the study of ICT in a range of higher education/ vocational courses, including. Information Technology, Information Systems, Business Computing, Social Media Technology or direct entry into employment
01 August 2024 - 31 July 2025
IT specialist managers plan, organise, manage and coordinate the provision of specialist IT services and functions in an organisation.
Jobholders in this unit group manage, coordinate and technically supervise specific IT projects and programmes of a discrete duration and/or budget.
Workers in this unit group provide advice on the effective utilisation of IT and design IT systems in order to meet the business objectives or to enhance the business effectiveness of the organisation.
Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.
Jobholders in this unit group design, develop and maintain websites to meet a client’s specified requirements.
Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of tasks.
IT operations technicians are responsible for the day-to-day running of IT systems and networks including the preparation of back-up systems, and for performing regular checks to ensure the smooth functioning of such systems.
IT user support technicians are responsible for providing technical support, advice and guidance for internal/external users of IT systems and applications, either directly or by telephone, e-mail or other network interaction.
IT engineers install, maintain and repair the physical components of computer systems and equipment.