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Edmund Rice College, Glengormley
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Teachers:

Mr C McAtee
Mr D McClelland

Mr J Courtney (Technician)

Post 16

Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT

Cambridge Technicals are vocational qualifications for students aged 16+. They are designed with the workplace in mind and provide a high-quality alternative to A Levels.

Launched in September 2012, the Level 3 Cambridge Technical in IT offers of a wide range of units such as installing hardware, creating a website, identifying an IT fault, computer animation and e-commerce.

Cambridge Technicals are an ideal foundation for learners entering the workplace or going on to University, providing students with a theoretical background reinforced with practical skills that transfer into the modern workplace.

 

Students complete the following 6 units:

Unit No:

Unit Title

Method of Assessment

Unit 01

Communication and Employability Skills for IT

Internal - coursework

Unit 02

Information Systems

Internal - coursework

Unit 19

Spreadsheet Modelling

Internal - coursework

Unit 17

Interactive Media Authoring

Internal - coursework

Unit 27

 

Digital Graphics

Internal - coursework

Unit 43

 

Understanding Social Media for Business

Internal - coursework

KS4

BTEC First Certificate in Information and Creative Technology (equivalent to 2 GCSEs)

BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. They are popular and effective because they engage learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace.

BTEC Firsts in Information and Creative Technology provide a practical, real-world approach to learning and develop specific knowledge and skills learners need to work successfully in the industry, such as:

  • Understanding the online world, services and communication, and the impact it has on business, social networking and online security
  • Developing technical skills by learning about hardware, software, networking and data and the relationship between them all
  • Using creative, communication and presentation skills when designing and producing a digital portfolio. 

Students complete the following units:

Unit No:

Unit Title

Method of Assessment

Unit 1

The Online World

External Assessment

Unit 2

Technology Systems

External Assessment

Unit 3

A Digital Portfolio

Internal Assessment

Unit 5

Creating Digital Audio

Internal Assessment

Unit 6

 

Creating Digital Graphics

Internal Assessment

Unit 9

 

Spreadsheet Development

Internal Assessment

Unit 13

Website Development

Internal Assessment