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OCR Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma in IT

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

You will be able to look at jobs within the IT sector e.g. software development, website designers, IT technicians etc.

Overview of the course: 

The aim of this qualification is to develop students’ skills in preparation for entry to the IT industry.
This qualification is ideal for those who have not decided on a specialism, as this qualification provides training in software development, website development and how technology works.
Guest speakers, trips, work experience activities and visits are all part of the curriculum.

Entry requirements: 

Candidates should possess four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including Maths and English. Candidates should have a basic IT knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject.


You will study the following topics:

• Software development (apps)

• Website development

• The online world

• Multimedia product development (animations)

• Database development

• A digital portfolio

How is the course assessed?: 

Assessments will take place via the completion of assignments/tasks to demonstrate candidate competence. Assessments will be graded pass, merit or distinction. There are two units which are assessed through external exams.

Further study options after this course: 

Progression opportunities available after the course include progression Level 3 Interactive Media course or an apprenticeship.

Length of the course: 

1 Year


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:


If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19-23 on the day your main course starts and do not have a level 2 or above qualification you may not have any fees to pay.

If you do have a level 2 or above qualification or you are aged 24 years or over and employed on the day your main course starts fees for this course are payable. However if you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.

If you do need to pay fees they are:


Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (25 May 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve

Other comments by students on this course are;

'I'm enjoying this course a lot at the moment. I would recommend it to others I feel like the teaching is great and well done, overall a really great course.'

'I felt very welcome into this College and I am very happy with what we are doing on this course.'

‘I really enjoyed all aspects of the course. I have developed new skills and increased my confidence. I also had a great time at Gadget Show Live which was visit arranged for students' - Craig Andrews Level 2 2014.

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How to apply: 

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