Computing (Information and Creative Technology) Level 2

The Computing (Information and Creative Technology) programme provides modules designed to help you develop your existing knowledge and skills for the IT sector. This course is designed to inspire and enthuse learners to become technology savvy – more able to be producers of technology products and systems, rather than just be consumers of them.

It will give you the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the Information Technology sector and some aspects of the creative technology industries, e.g. computer games or animations development.

It will also give you the opportunity to progress onto a higher level programme or employment within the IT sector and creative industries, for example in roles such as a software engineer, or computer animators.

Applications for full-time courses have now closed.

If you have not yet made an application to study at Colchester Institute then you will need to book onto an Advice Session where you can speak to a course tutor post-results day.

Whilst we cannot guarantee that a place will be available on your preferred choice at this late stage in the application cycle, we will help to get you sorted for September.

Advice sessions are by appointment only and will be available to book from 10am on Thursday 12th August. As soon as bookings have opened, you will be able to use the appointment calendar to book an advice session. Information about our advice sessions and how to book can be accessed here:

Advice Session Information

What Will I Learn?

A practical approach, covering a range of key subject areas relevant to today’s computer industry, is delivered via group tuition and ‘hands on’ workshops. You will also engage in activities to develop your English, Maths and employability skills.

The course has been designed to provide a broad and balanced programme of study through the core, mandatory and optional units to develop knowledge, skills and understanding that are relevant to the sector as a whole.

Course Content

The Information and Creative Technology Certificate may include the following units:

  • The Online World
  • Technology Systems
  • A Digital Portfolio
  • Computer Networks
  • Creating Digital Graphics
  • Software Development
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs (9-3) including English and Maths, or satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in a relevant Level 1 qualification
  • An interview.
Career Opportunities

Students have the potential opportunity to progress to employment or progress within employment in a wide range of job roles across the Information Technology sector and creative industries, for example in roles such as software engineers, website content managers, computer animators, helpdesk support and graphic designers.

Course Progression

On completion of the course, students can progress to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic IT/computing course e.g. Information Technology BTEC 90 Credit Diploma, or an IT Apprenticeship, such as IT Professional.

How to make an Application – Watch our video guide!

We have also prepared a step-by-step video guide – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.

Computing (Information and Creative Technology) Level 2
LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2021 - Applications open on 1st October 2020
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,428


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