IT Digital Technicians Diploma – Level 2

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The focus of the Level 2 Diploma for IT Digital Technicians course is on more practical aspects of IT including installing computer hardware, setting up networks and customising software, as well as the role of IT support. This qualification has been designed to provide a good background knowledge of Information Technology, its uses and the role of the IT Technician.

Alongside this there are also mandatory units on Working in the IT Industry and Communicating in the IT Industry, you will be given the opportunity to develop your personal skills and look at employment opportunities within the IT sector and how you can develop the skills you already possess to enable you to get that dream job.

You will be expected to work practically and safely and be able to follow these actions with fully documented evidence of the process. You will need to be prepared and open to develop your communication skills in a variety of ways throughout this Level 2 Diploma.

  • What will be studied

    You will be studying seven units over the academic year to obtain the Diploma focusing on the practical side of the IT industry.

    The units you will be studying are:

    • Working in the IT Industry
    • Communicating in the IT Industry
    • Computer Systems
    • Installing Computer Hardware
    • Setting up an IT Network
    • IT Support
    • Customising Software.
  • What are the entry requirements?

    In order to gain a place on this course, you will need:-

    • 4 x GCSE's at grade 3 (formerly D) or above, including Maths and English
    • An understanding of computers
    • A passion for technology
  • Where does this course lead to?

    Completion of this Level 2 Diploma will enable you to progress onto:

    • Level 3 Diploma in IT, Digital Technician
    • Level 3 Diploma in Digital Games Design & Development


    Or seek employment as a:

    • Trainee IT Technician or begin an apprenticeship
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    IT Digital Technicians Diploma - Level 2 

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This programme will be delivered via a variety of media:

    • Practical assignments
    • Course work
    • 1:1 support
    • Tutorials
    • Presentations
    • Demonstrations
    • Class work

     

    The study programme is 12 hours a week

    Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary. Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week.

    Work experience activities will take place throughout the delivery of this course to prepare you for applying your knowledge and skills outside of Kidderminster College

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessments for this Level 2 qualification will be after each unit and via:

    • Practical assignments
    • Course work
    • Presentations
    • Class work

     

    You will be awarded a Pass/Merit or Distinction for each completed Unit. Once all units are complete, you will receive an overall grade for the course.

     

  • How to get a place?
  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or studentservices@kidderminster.ac.uk for more information.

    While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as;

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad
  • Exam Board:
    OCR
  • WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Completion of this Level 2 Diploma will enable you to progress to:

    • Level 3 Diploma in Digital, Media and IT
    • Level 3 Diploma in Computer and Networking Technicians

     

    Alternatively, you'll be able to apply for Level 3 Diploma in Games Design and Development once you have this course under your belt. 

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Start Date : September 2020 End Date : July 2021 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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