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Computing and IT

Computing and IT Level 2

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

Upon achieving an overall Merit GCSE 4/C in English and maths you can also progress on to the Level 3 Digital Technologies course or use the skills and knowledge from this course to apply for jobs in the IT industry.

Alternatively you can take another qualification at level 2 in an alternative subject, for example business or an apprenticeship.

Who is it for?

This qualification is a practical work-related course designed to meet the needs of today’s businesses.

Taught as a hands-on programme in the context of a real job within this dynamic sector it will provide you with a sound knowledge base to progress and achieve more advanced work-related qualifications.

What is covered?

This qualification looks at IT in today’s world and focuses on how IT operates, the key concepts and principles related to the innovative world of information technology and computing.

You will investigate areas such as:

  • Essentials of cyber security
  • Building and supporting IT functions and systems
  • Creating programming solutions for business
  • Software and hardware installation and upgrade
  • Creating a computer network,
  • Websites and games creation
  • Participating in a project and pitching a product.
  • Plus much more which will prepare you for the next level of your progression.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Level 1 Diploma in IT or 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D including English and maths.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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