Level 3 - IT

  • Exam Board: OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specific Entry Requirements: GCSE English grade 9-4. Previous study of ICT is useful but not essential to study this subject.

To study IT, you need an interest in or passion to learn about the impacts the digital explosion is having on the modern world and the desire to learn new IT skills and knowledge. In this ever-evolving digital world the ability to be digitally literate is crucial. Virtually every career involves some form of technology and nearly every part of our social lives can be managed using new technologies. So whether you want to become the next Bill Gates or just ensure you have the knowledge to operate efficiently and safely in the modern world, the IT course delivered at Haybridge will help you develop the knowledge and skills you will need.

You will benefit from the following resources and facilities:

  • a dedicated team of specialist and experienced IT teachers.
  • a wide selection of video media to support the key aspects of the course, plus online software that can be accessed from home.
  • experienced, specialist teaching staff.

The department has committed staff with valuable academic and industrial experience. The dedicated IT suites are of high quality and are backed up by excellent technical support available within the school. We are extremely well resourced in terms of the hardware and software you will be required to utilise.

The course has a mix of exam and coursework based units, allowing for students to make the most of their preferred working styles. During the two years of the course you will take part in discussion lessons as well as develop your own research skills. The course will also develop an in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of computers and networks as well has the impact of the internet, including cyber crime.

The course equips students to progress on to a wide range of university courses from IT management to Cyber Security.