THE CAMBRIDGE TECHNICALS INTRODUCTORY DIPLOMA IN ICT
This qualification offers students the chance to study ICT at the VI Form in a more vocational environment, students are assessed on their ICT ability through a combination of coursework and written exams. Students will study ICT as a communication medium and as a work tool, they will also have the chance to study and develop their skills in the use of graphics, animation, database and web page development software. The course is graded as Pass (E), Merit (C), Distinction (A) and Distinction* (A*). The qualification provide opportunities to develop skills demanded by employers. They have been structured to enable learners to gain qualifications at their own pace and build on their achievements.
The Cambridge Technical qualifications offer learners the opportunity for a programme of study to:
• prepare for further learning or training
• develop essential knowledge, transferable skills and personal skills in a subject area that interests them with the aim of enhancing their employability
• move into different areas of employment
• develop their knowledge and skills as part of their Continual Professional Development (CPD)
• achieve a nationally recognised vocational qualification.
Learners will also have the opportunity to acquire the essential knowledge and tools for the world of work by developing transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others and effective communication.
Software helpdesk advisor, ICT support assistant, CAD draughtsman, database operations manager, graphic designer, web designer, operational researcher.