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Information Technology – L3 Applied General

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Special Entry Requirements

You will need to meet the level 3 Applied General entry requirements.

Course Introduction

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.

Course Modules

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

Digital graphics

  • 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

Database Design

  • Understanding relational databases
  • Designing, creating and populating a relational database
  • Testing a relational database

Spreadsheet modelling

  • 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

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.

Career Opportunities

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