What will I study?
Cambridge Technicals are exam-free, vocationally-related qualifications that take an engaging, practical approach to learning and assessment.
They are industry-relevant, and suit a broad range of learning styles and abilities. The course comprises various ICT skills-based units which are assessed as coursework portfolios. There are no examinations.
There are six units, two of which are compulsory and four of which are optional.
Compulsory Units are in ‘Communication and Employability Skills for IT’ and ‘Information Systems’. There are then four optional units which will be
E-Commerce, Spreadsheet Modelling, Website Creation and Social Media for Business. Three units are completed in Year 12, and the remaining
three in Year 13. Students are encouraged to work as part of a team and also to develop independent learning skills. The course is tailored towards IT skills which are used in industry and so the focus is on the practical application of IT software skills and project management, working towards creating
systems and solving problems by the use of computers. All units are assessed via a portfolio of coursework assignments and evidence of practical work
and skills developed.
Where will it lead?
The course is suitable for anyone who wishes to pursue further study or a career in which a broad range of advanced IT skills would be useful. This course does carry UCAS points for those students who wish to go into Higher Education.