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Information Technology (Level 2 Diploma)

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Course Overview

Entry requirements

1 Grade 4 / C pass at GCSE, 3 Grade 3 / D passes at GCSE. Ideally these should include English and maths.


The Level 2 Diploma in Information Technology is a one year qualification equivalent to three GCSEs. It is designed for students who are interested in progressing to further study in IT-related disciplines. IT systems have a significant role in the world around us and play a part in almost everything we do. This course gives students a broad base of knowledge of the IT sector. The units enable students to explore a range of areas to go on to study further and they will also have gained enough skills and knowledge to enable them to progress to a Level 3 qualification in IT.

This course is designed to be studied over one year, alongside English and Maths. You will work on a number of practical assignments in units and will be assessed on a grade scale of Pass, Merit or Distinction. Some units are mandatory and some are optional.

You can expect to study:

  • Website Development
  • Computer Games Development
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Animation
  • Working and Communicating within the IT Industry
  • Customising Software

This course is a Diploma and is equivalent to 3 GCSEs. It is not studied with any other courses, apart from English and Maths qualifications, if a grade 4 at GCSE has not already been achieved in either or both.

  • Assessment Criteria

    100% Coursework.

Further Information

The majority of successful students progress onto one of our Level 3 courses in Information Technology, Games Development, Media Production or Graphics and Photography, but it can also be used as a foundation to progress to other subjects at Level 3. You may decide to seek an apprenticeship or enter the world of work within the IT sector. With this qualification, and further study, future careers could include computer programmers, web designers, project managers, social media managers, social community managers, digital specialists and mobile application developers.

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