Information Technology

Cambridge Technicals in IT Extended Certificate in IT OCR Board

This qualification aims to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. Students will gain an insight into the IT sector as they investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, and the flow of information on a global scale, and the importance of legal and security considerations.

Year One

Unit 1: Fundamentals of IT
90 minute examination: 25% of qualification

A sound understanding of IT technologies and practices is essential for IT professionals. Information learnt in this unit will create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and how businesses use IT.

Unit 2: Global Information

90 minute examination: 25% of qualification

The purpose of this unit is to demonstrate the uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the Internet, by individuals and organisations. Students will discover that good management of both data and information is essential and that it can give any organisation a competitive edge.

Year two

Unit 3: Cyber Security
60 minute examination: 16% of qualification

During this unit students will gain knowledge and understanding of the range of threats, vulnerabilities and risks that impact on both individuals and organisations. Students will learn about the solutions that can be used to prevent or deal with cyber security incidents resulting from these challenges and will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding of cyber security issues and solutions by reviewing and making recommendations for ways to best protect digital systems and information.

Unit 9: Product development
Externally set coursework: 17% of qualification

The purpose of this unit is to prepare students to undertake product development activities. Students will learn about different product design methodologies and the role of the product development life cycle. In addition, they will discover the factors that influence product developments.

Unit 17: Internet of Everything
Externally set coursework: 17% of qualification

This unit is about the use of the Internet and how it is impacting people and society. Students will learn about the Internet of Everything and how it is used. Using their knowledge students carry out a feasibility study for a potential idea. They will pitch their idea to potential stakeholders and use their feedback to revise their proposal.

Further Information

Mr S Burnaby: (HOD)