Cambridge Technicals OCR IT Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma


This is one of the most popular vocational qualifications subjects offered by OCR and the Cambridge Technicals build on the legacy and reputation of the OCR Nationals. IT is at the heart of everyday life, at home, work and in our leisure time from computer graphics and control systems to communications and problem-solving, IT has an ever increasing role to play.

Awarding Body

Cambridge Technicals OCR

What are the entry requirements?

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above, grades 4/5 or above (including English and Maths) or other equivalent qualifications.

You will be required to attend an interview.

What modules will you study?

Year One

• Communication & Employability for the IT Industry
• Computer Game Platforms & Technologies
• Computer Networks
• Data Analysis & Design
• Database Systems
• Developing Computer Games
• Digital Graphics
• Information Systems
• Website Development

Year Two

• Client Side Web
• Developing Programming Solutions
• Network System Security
• Project Planning with IT
• Systems Analysis
• Systems Design
• Understanding Big Data
• Understanding Mobile Technologies
• Web Animation for Interactive Media

Every full-time course will include opportunities to receive work experience.

How will I learn?

This course has been designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate and develop the practical application of knowledge and understanding in the areas of work that appeal to you. This will enable you to develop your research skills as you work, both independently and with colleagues, to progress through your qualifications. The assessment for the qualifications is task-based, so you won?t need to take exams to achieve Cambridge Technicals qualifications.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment is designed to reward students for what they can do as well as what they know. You will be internally assessed through assignments set and marked by your lecturers. These assignments may be set assignments, projects or case study work and evidence may be in the form of written reports, graphs, posters, projects & project plans, performance-observation records, practical assessments and presentations.

Units are internally assessed and graded, externally moderated and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

What opportunities will this lead to?

• Progression to Higher Education program at Furness College / University of Cumbria
• Progression to Higher Education program at University of learners preference
• Apprenticeships / Higher Apprenticeships in IT
• Employment in the IT sector

Progression is awarded subject to successful completion of study program, aptitude, required UCAS points (University applicants) and interview.

How long is the course?

Full-time over two years.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no specific extra costs, just stationery for study.

Can I get more information?

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