Computing & IT - Level 2
You will be trained in the latest technologies and skills, covering websites, multimedia film & game, hardware, and networking.
This course is highly regarded within the sector and gives you the opportunity to gain experience in a range of IT functions in our well-equipped, specialist IT teaching rooms. We host our own independent network for you to install, test and maintain computer systems, as well as a hardware lab where you can explore networking, hardware and software installation and maintenance. You will develop the latest skills in website development, multimedia (film and game), networking, technical support for computer systems, as well as business skills.
Learning current and emerging technologies prepares you for employment in a range of contemporary industries and progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma. In the past year, students have gained work experience at a range of companies, from small independent employers, such as Corn Cutter Games, to large government armed forces organisations.
Qualification: Level 2 BTEC First Extended Certificate in Computing and IT
Duration: One year
Topics you will cover include:
- Computer Systems
- Setting up an IT Network
- Business Online
- IT Security
- Website Development
- Multimedia (film & game)
- Hardware & Software
Assessment is continuous with timed tests, written assignments, and observations of practical work. All written work is submitted electronically through Turnitin. All full-time students will be required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.
Maths and English
All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies, please refer to the Study Programmes page of this website.
- Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above (including maths and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification
- Successful interview and initial assessment, including diagnostic tests and a good school reference
- You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area
Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing & IT
- Level 3 Apprenticeship in IT
Employment options may include:
- IT Technical Support
- Desktop and Network Technician
- Software Support
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Please note, the costs given below are subject to change.
Aged 16 - 18 years: There are no tuition or examination fees.
Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course): Tuition Fee £9495 | Registration/Exam Fee £150
Extra fees for all students:
Additional Course Cost: £170
Personal Equipment: You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as stationary and data storage devices.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986