Our Level 2 Diploma teaches those the more advanced side of IT, using databases, programming, games development, website design and getting to grips with computer hardware. If you feel you aren't a complete novice with computers but would benefit from more detailed guidance, then this course is for you.
On this course you will learn the following:
- Website Design,
- Games Development,
- Use of Databases.
- How to present graphical images,
- Understanding of computer hardware,
- Researching and using the Internet,
- Skills for employment,
- Working in the IT industry,
- Money management.
Students will carry out practical work using computers in the majority of lessons; students will carry out independent work (SOLA) prepared by our experienced tutors across the year to enhance their skills and understanding of computing. Other lessons will involve group, written and research work.
Technical Diploma in IT.
To pass this qualification you will produce course work based on Assignments per unit. You will be given scheduled deadlines per assignment and tutors will provide feedback on your course work. You will be tested for English, Maths and ICT Functional Skills.
Places are offered by interview depending on your predicted grades and a good reference from your current tutor. You may also be tested for your English, Maths and ICT skills.
2 GCSE subjects at grade D/3 or above, (one must be English and the other preferably Maths or Science), or Merit/Distinction in a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in IT or an equivalent course. Plus a successful interview with a Course Tutor and a good reference from your current tutor.
You need to bring a pen, notebooks and folders to every lesson. It is expected that you will bring a memory stick to save and back up your work.
Educational trips are part of our course and students will be expected to contribute towards them, this must be paid at enrolment.
Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.
If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.
If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.
Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.
The majority of students who are successful on this course progress to level 3 in IT, Business or other related qualifications. Some students go into work.
N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds
IT specialist managers plan, organise, manage and coordinate the provision of specialist IT services and functions in an organisation.
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.
Jobholders in this unit group design, develop and maintain websites to meet a client's specified requirements.
Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.
Telecommunications engineers install, maintain and repair public and private telephone systems and maintain, test and repair telecommunications cables.
IT engineers install, maintain and repair the physical components of computer systems and equipment.
IT user support technicians are responsible for providing technical support, advice and guidance for internal/external users of IT systems and applications, either directly or by telephone, e-mail or other network interaction.
IT operations technicians are responsible for the day-to-day running of IT systems and networks including the preparation of back-up systems, and for performing regular checks to ensure the smooth functioning of such systems.