IT: Computing & Digital Technologies Diploma Level 2

The course will provide young people with an introduction to both the creative and technical aspects of a range of Digital Technologies, and help them to foster their own personal development enabling them to re-engage with education and acquire the requisite skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to further education and employment within the creative and digital industries

The course has been designed to incorporate a strong element of vocational learning to provide young people with the understanding, knowledge and skills identified as necessary for future progression and employment, underpinned by the broad transferable skills that will enable students to demonstrate qualities of adaptability, self-reliance, collaboration, dependability, resilience, imagination.

Site

Lewes

Level

Level 2

Course Type

16 +

Courses

Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 60006 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

Games Design & Development Game design is a popular area within the industry that continues to develop new concepts and technologies, attracting a much wider diverse audience with multiple requirements for multiple platforms. You will acquire the skills to produce games from game designs and explore how to enhance the games by incorporating additional features based on audience research and user testing.

Mobile App Design & Development Mobile technology is becoming more and more prevalent within society both from a personal point of view as well as within business. You will design, create, update and improve mobile applications to meet user requirements. Feedback gathered from users and the client will form the basis of any improvements you make to the mobile application.

Website Design & Development With the internet being central to how most organisations and individuals communicate and do business, the creation and maintenance of websites is an important job role. There is a strong demand in the job market for web developers with appropriate technical and creative skills. You will also design, develop and test a website from a real-life scenario. Once this is completed, you will review your website, having obtained feedback from others.

Setting up Computer Systems The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the hardware and software components that make up computer systems and for you to carry out installation and configuration. You will demonstrate that you can connect hardware devices safely and configure different types of software for a defined user. Individuals have different needs and the ability of software to be configured to specifically suit those needs is necessary in order for individuals to make the best use of the technology.

Network Design & Development This unit enables learners to understand the role of IT networks in organisations, including their features, services and components and be able to set up a small network.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum four grade 3-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 1 course, and English and/or maths at grade 3.

How will I be assessed?

A range of centre assessed units with practical and wider project-based assessment opportunities. Students will practically apply their skills and knowledge in preparation for further study, apprenticeship or the workplace.

What qualification will I achieve?

UAL Level 2 Award in Creative Media Production Technologies

What can I do after completing this course?

Progression: This course will provide a strong base for progression to further study at Level 3, apprenticeships or employment.

What could this qualification lead to? A course in Games Design & Development, Animation & Illustration.

Additional Info

The Level 2 Computing & Digital Technologies – Access to Level 3 course is a single year course, designed as a great stepping-stone for people who still need to achieve their GCSEs for English and Maths. This course will teach you a wide range of modern IT and Digital skills, introduce you to coding, App development as well as a firm understanding of computer systems and networking. This course will give you a head start for progression on to our Level 3 Games Design & Development course or our very popular Level 3 Animation & Illustration course. This Level 2 course is a one-year, full time course.