Information Technology – L3 Applied General
Special Entry Requirements
You will need to meet the level 3 Applied General entry requirements.
During the two years of study, you will use a variety of application packages, including databases, spreadsheets, word processors, presentation software and web page creators.
By investigating a variety of applications you will become familiar with software and hardware and appreciate the impact that computers have on our lives.
The components of a computer system
- The components inside a computer and the connected peripherals
- The operating system and the software that protects your computer
- Setting up and ensuring that you get the best from your system
Developing communication and presentation skills for employability
- Organisational skills and to be able to work as a team
- Presenting information clearly whether in a formal letter or in an email
- Explaining technical jargon.
- Using social media for education and in the workplace.
- Creating posters, presentations, web pages and blogs
- Designing graphics for a range of output methods
- Exploring the formats used to represent images
- Creating, editing and manipulating images to produce real live client briefs
Event Driven Programming
- Understand the key features of event driven programming
- Demonstrate the use of event driven tools and techniques
- Design and build an application
- Test your application and evaluate its performance
- Create on-screen help and technical documentation
- Understanding relational databases
- Designing, creating and populating a relational database
- Testing a relational database
- Understand how spreadsheets can be used to solve complex problems
- Be able to develop complex spreadsheet models
- Be able to automate, customise, test and document spreadsheet models
Assessment will combine examinations, written assignments and practical projects that will be based on realistic workplace situations. It could include doing a presentation, producing a video or creating solutions to problems using software packages.