Computing and IT

First Certificate in Computing, Level 2

Course overview

Take your first steps towards a career in the IT industry. This course covers computer networking essentials, different types of hardware and software as well as how to create websites, programs and mobile apps.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

Applicants require 4 GCSE’s grade 3 and above (A*-D). Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Building a Computer
- Computer Networks
- Website Development
- Mobile App Development
- Software Development
- Graphics
- The Online World
- Technology Systems

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework activities, such as short tests, reports, practical activities and projects.

You will have the chance to work with local businesses to create products for them, thus building your portfolio in a real working environment.

What can I do next

If you want to take your skills to the next level, you can take our Extended Diploma in Computing, Level 3.

Alternately with a Diploma in Computing, Level 2, you can choose to enter a range of career pathways, including:

- IT Technician
- IT Helpdesk Analyst
- Network Support Engineer
- Software Developer
- Mobile App Developer
- Web Developer