Information Technology, Certificate | Weston College

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September 2019
1 Year
Course code C2ITPF1SW

Information Technology, Certificate

What will I do on this course?

This Level 2 IT course will develop your existing computing and IT skills and knowledge while also helping you explore the many employment opportunities in the sector. This is a employment-related course and you’ll be set a number of projects that are based on realistic workplace situations.

You’ll cover a range of topics, including mobile app development, the internet, multimedia, web and software development, building a personal computer, computing in the workplace and animation and technological systems. This course also includes tutorial support, employability skills and work experience, plus English and maths skills development.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through observations of practical work, group work, presentations, coursework, and online exams.

What could I do after this course?

After the course, you’ll be equipped to become an end-user support technician or to work on an IT helpdesk. You could enhance your IT skills by progressing to a Level 3 IT Practitioners course or an apprenticeship at Weston College.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need four GCSEs at grade 3/D or above, or a relevant Level 1 IT qualification.

Course Level

Level 2

iAn interview is required for this course.

Occupations related to Information Technology, Certificate


IT specialist manager

IT specialist managers plan, organise, manage and coordinate the provision of specialist IT services and functions in an organisation.

Average annual earnings: £42,237
Employment in region: 5,913 positions

IT project or programme manager

Jobholders in this unit group manage, coordinate and technically supervise specific IT projects and programmes of a discrete duration and/or budget.

Average annual earnings: £38,006
Employment in region: 1,987 positions

IT business analyst, architect or systems designer

Workers in this unit group provide advice on the effective utilisation of IT and design IT systems in order to meet the business objectives or to enhance the business effectiveness of the organisation.

Average annual earnings: £42,822
Employment in region: 2,651 positions
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What Our Students Say

Joshua Callicott, IT

Joshua Callicott

“Weston College has changed the way I learn, for the better”

Former school: Backwell

Course: IT

What next? Degree Apprenticeship UCW, or UCW Applied Computing Degree.

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