IT & Digital Communications

Qualification: OCR Diploma
Level 2

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About this course

With rapid changes in technology and consumer behaviour, many companies have digital communication teams working to increase the their online presence and to generate sales. This includes social media, clud computing, websites and mobile apps.

During this course you will gain hands-on skills to enable you to use IT and creative packages to communicate information to audiences for the modern digital and business world. This course will also give you the skills to take advantage of the range of opportunities created by mobile applications and websites.

Full-time students aged 16-18 will follow a study programme at City College which includes:

  • The main subject qualification
  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 9-4/A*-C in these subjects by age 16
  • Additional activities, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals

These four elements should combine to provide stretch and challenge to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

What you will learn
  • The essentials of IT
  • The essentials of cyber security
  • Designing and creating websites
  • Designing and creating mobile applications for business
  • Creating and developing computer games
  • Creating programming solutions for business
  • Project planning using IT
  • Pitching an online product
  • Animation suite (Maya)
  • Digital video and media production
  • IT workshops
  • Design studios

IT & Digital Communications Level 2 Assessment

Entry requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at grades 9-3/A*-D (including English, maths and IT) OR
  • Equivalent qualifications with Level 1 Functional Skills in English

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
02/09/19 1 year Main campus
What next?
  • Level 3 courses in IT, games or media
  • Apprenticeships in IT or Digital Communications
  • Junior roles within digital marketing, social media and digital communication
Additional information

Trips, visits and activities

  • Guest speakers
  • Visits to a digital agency
  • Work experience
  • Industry week activities