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CTEC Extended Certificate in Information Technology

CTEC Extended Certificate in Information Technology

Our Subject

This course brings the study of Information Technology right up to date and it’s supported by a range of industries, higher education institutions including IBM and Cisco. Students will apply their practical skills and knowledge in preparation for further study, Higher Education or the workplace.

Assessment of the course is through 3 external exams and 2 internally marked portfolios (coursework). The content is delivered in a modularised form meaning that students will NOT have to wait until the end of the course to learn of their results.

The Cambridge Technicals in IT focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. The course is equivalent to one A-Level over the course of two years.


Course Structure

This CTEC course is divided into 5 units in total.

Unit 1 ~ Fundamentals of IT

Here we look at the understanding of IT technologies and practices. This unit will create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and how businesses use IT. This will be assessed through an external exam to be taken in January or in the summer exam window.

Unit 2 ~ Global Information

This unit will allow students to examine the uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the internet, by individuals and organisations. Students will discover that good management of both data and information is essential and that it can give any organisation a competitive edge. This will be assessed through an external exam to be taken in January or in the summer exam window.

Unit 3 ~ Cyber Security

This unit will allow students to explore the range of threats, vulnerabilities and risks that impact on both individuals and organisations. Students will learn about the solutions resulting from these challenges. This will be assessed through an external exam to be taken in January or in the summer exam window.

Unit 8~ Project Management

Here we investigate, understand and use various project planning skills and techniques, thereby enabling students to become more effective in the workplace. Project management skills are essential transferable skills that can be used for all projects.

Unit 17 ~ Internet of Everything

In this unit, students will learn about the Internet of Everything and how it is used. Using your knowledge students will carry out a feasibility study for a potential idea. They will pitch the idea to potential stakeholders and use the feedback to revise their proposal.

Units 8 & 17 are assessed internally through coursework submissions. These 2 units are optional and we may choose to deliver different units dependent on the likely benefit/choice of our students.

What qualifications do I need to study this course?

There are no additional entry requirements for this course, but you will need to meet the entry criteria for the college of 5 GCSE grades C/4 + including maths and English.







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