A Cambridge Technical is a vocational qualification at level three. They are an ideal foundation for students entering the workplace, providing them with a theoretical background reinforced with practical skills that transfer into the modern workplace. The extended diploma is equivalent to three A-levels and every unit is graded at pass (P), merit (M) and distinction (D) level.
This new qualification is aimed specifically at students aged 16 and has been designed to be more relevant to further education as well as providing relevant and desirable skills for the workplace.
The course is essentially split into two sectors (creative and technical). The creative part includes several animation modules including stop motion, 2D animation and computer game design. The technical section includes modules on website development, network technologies and management, technical support, social media, e-commerce and security. We have strong links with Aardman studios in Bristol (the producers of Wallace and Gromit) as well as pathways to university with UWTSD.
The course is a broad spectrum course giving a flavor of the wide field that is the IT industry. It is designed to be wide ranging to give potential learners an insight into the industry allowing learners a good oversight of the field before making any decisions to specialise.
At a Glance
Work in IT related workplaces
Another college course at a higher level
University degree course
Starting a business (entrepreneurship)
Method of Assessment
Continuous assessment via assignment work
5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, which includes either English Language or Welsh (1st Language) and Maths. Or successful completion of L2 vocational qualification in relevant subject at Merit or above.
All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25.00 prior to enrolment.
You will need to provide your own stationary, and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits