Level 2 Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Information Technology (QCF)
• Level 1 for IT Users (QCF) or
• 4 GCSEs at a minimum grade D-G or
• A good NVQ Level 1 or Level 2 in an associated discipline
• An appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy
• Related work experience
The Level 2 in Information Technology has been designed to give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes which are essential for successful performance in working life.
Enrolling on the Level 2 in Information Technology gives you the opportunity to achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 vocationally-specific qualification. Examples of units of study include ‘Communicating in the IT Industry’; ‘Working in the IT Industry’; ‘Computer Systems’; and ‘Installing Computer Hardware and Software’.
There are three pathways that can be chosen dependent on entry qualifications and experiences:
Level 2 Certificate in Information Technology (QCF)
This is a 15-credit programme that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the appropriate vocational sector. It is broadly equivalent to one GCSE.
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information Technology (QCF)
This is a 30-credit programme which extends the specialist work-related focus of the Level 2 Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. It is broadly equivalent to two GCSEs. The Level 2 Extended Certificate offers an engaging programme for those learners who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter.
Level 2 Diploma in Information Technology (QCF)
This is a 60-credit programme which extends the specialist work-related focus of the Level 2 Extended Certificate. This qualification gives learners opportunities to prepare for employment in the IT sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to four GCSEs.
Start dates for these programmes are flexible, with completion usually achieved within two years.
On successful completion of the Level 2 programme you can progress to the Level 3 in Information Technology.