AS/A2 Applied ICT (level 3)Course ref. QW006
This course is designed to enable you to:
- Develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge of the uses of ICT in real life contexts
- Develop knowledge and understanding of the components, functions and applications of information systems within a range of organisations
- Understand the main principles involved in solving problems using ICT
- Apply your knowledge and understanding of ICT and skills in planning, research, evaluation and problem solving to real life contexts
- Examine the impact of information systems on organisations' personnel, policies and practices
Is it for me?
The course suits those who enjoy practical work using computers or who need advanced skills in the use of software to support their other subjects. It is particularly appropriate for students who prefer coursework to examinations.
ICT Solutions for Individuals and Society
You will produce a presentation on the results of an investigation using on-line and database resources to collect data.
How Organisations Use ICT
You will learn about the structure of an organisation and how it uses ICT.
Using ICT to communicate
You will examine how ICT is used to present information for an organisation to a professional standard.
Developing and Creating Websites
You will use software to develop a website for a target audience of your choice.
Working to a Brief
This unit helps to improve performance and working relationships through the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of an ICT project.
Working alongside a client you will identify their needs and research a brief. Previous briefs have covered the production of a newsletter, a ‘What’s On’ guide and a guide to a tourist attraction.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C with at least one of these in English Language or Maths.
ICT is not required but if you have an ICT qualification then Merit at Level 2 or grade C and above at GCSE is required.
Which courses go well with this?
Computing for those wanting to study ICT in Higher Education, Graphics (publishing and websites at A2), Business/Travel & Tourism, Media and Communication Studies.
You could continue your studies on a relevant degree course or find employment in the IT industry and IT related areas. The skills gained on this course are very attractive to employers.