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Level 2 Cambridge Technical 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.

Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.

Our entry requirements are in place to support our students in achieving the qualifications they have chosen to study. Following changes in the assessment and grading of GCSE’s as a result of Covid-19, all new full-time students will be regularly assessed by East Durham College at an early stage in their study programme. This is to ensure that students are enrolled onto courses which suit their abilities – following assessment, there may be occasions when learners are transferred to a relevant course at a higher or lower level in order to ensure they are enrolled onto the right course for them to achieve success.


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 This full time study programme courses may also be available to study on a part-time basis if you are aged 18 or over on 31st August. Please check with Student Services for more details.


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2021


Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2021

Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2021 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications

Free if you are unemployed and in receipt of eligible benefits – contact us to check if you are eligible

Free if you are employed and your income is less than £16,009.50

If you do not meet the above criteria and need to pay fees they are:


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

*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (19 Jan 2021 05:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

To apply online for this course, please click on the 'Apply for this course' button below.
Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

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