Exam Board OCR

Why Should I Study This Course?

Cambridge Technicals are vocational qualifications designed with the workplace in mind and provide a high-quality alternative to A Levels; they are designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector.

The Cambridge Technicals in IT focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. It’s been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector, and to prepare young people for the challenges they’ll face in Higher Education or employment.

What Kind of Student is This Suitable For?

This course provides young people the opportunity to develop a range of skills, knowledge and understanding of relevant ICT technologies, network management and digital marketing. It has been specifically designed with employers in mind to open doors to a whole host of IT careers. Unit 4 and 16 will prepare students for relevant industry qualifications such as Cisco IoE, Microsoft and CompTIA Network+.

Course Breakdown

Unit 1 – Fundamentals of IT
Information learnt in this unit will provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and how business uses IT.

Unit 2: Global information
The purpose of this unit is to demonstrate the uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the internet, by individuals and organisations. You will discover that good management of both data and information is essential, and that it can give any organisation a competitive edge.

Unit 6: Application Design
In this unit you will explore potential ideas for a new application and develop the fundamental design for it. You will then develop the designs for an application and how users will interact with it. The application could be for any sector and for any purpose. You will have the opportunity to present their ideas, prototype them and gain feedback before refining the design.

Unit 9: Product Development
You will learn about different product design methodologies and the role of the product development life cycle, along with discovering the factors that influence product developments. The key to any product development being a success is the analysis, client review, design, testing and final acceptance that takes place. The skills that you will learn can be applied to the development of any product, large or small.

Unit 21: Web Design and Prototyping
You will research, design and produce an interactive responsive website that is specific to a client’s needs, culminating in presenting the concept of the website using the prototype. You will learn about the security risks within website design, and how to minimise these threats. This unit will also allow you to incorporate existing interactive elements, as well as prototyping your own website.

How is the Course Examined?

Unit 1 – External Examination.
Unit 2 – External Examination.

Unit 6, 9 & 21 are coursework driven, assessed in Centre and externally moderated by the exam board.

ICT Teaching Staff

This course is delivered by:
Mr A Cooper
Mr M Gilbert
Mr D Fern