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ICT Systems and Principles for Practitioners

Course Code: CSC4

Level: 2
Subject area: Media, Games & Computing
Awarding body: OCR
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: 10 weeks
When you'll study: Tuesdays or Thursdays, 5.30pm - 9.00pm

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About the course

This Computing (Hardware/Software) course is aimed at students who are aged 19+ who want to study IT. The qualification will provide you with an introduction to the IT sector enabling you to learn and be assessed in practical and relevant ways. You are not required to undertake external assessments to achieve this qualification and the expectation is that you will use the qualification as a stepping-stone to further study or even into employment.

The qualification will enable you to acquire a range of transferable skills and knowledge which are highly regarded by employers. You will take two units from those available in this qualification and focus on computer systems and networks (hardware) or web and mobile development (software). Depending on the units chosen, this may open up opportunities to progress to higher-level qualifications at the College. There are no mandatory units.

What you'll learn

There are two awards being offered, each including two units. You can focus on either computer systems (hardware) or web and mobile development (software) and take the following units:

Hardware: IT hardware installation and upgrade; Creating a computer network.

Software: Creating websites; Creating mobile applications for business.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessments/Exams

The award is marked internally by coursework only. There are no exams.

What's next?

The expectation is that you will use the award as a stepping-stone further study or even into employment. Depending on the units chosen, this may open up opportunities to progress to higher-level qualifications at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Part-time

Course Code: CSC4

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £300

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: CSC4

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £300

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.