As an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, students will explore the use of IT in professional and personal situations through 3 mandatory units:
1. Students study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.
2. Students study the design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information.
3. Students explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services. Students also implement social media activities in a business to meet requirements.
A further optional unit is also studied.
360 Guided Learning Hours.
TOTAL: 4 UNITS 3x MANDATORY UNITS
1. Information Technology Systems (120 GLH) – Exam 2hrs
2. Creating Systems to Manage Information (90 GLH) – Controlled Assessment
3. Using Social Media in Business (90 GLH) – Coursework
1 X OPTIONAL UNIT Data Modelling (60 GLH) – Coursework Website Development (60 GLH) – Coursework
Minimum C/5 in GCSE ICT or Computing; minimum C English/Maths.
Alongside other Level 3 qualifications in complementary or contrasting subjects, the qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to a degree in an Information Technology discipline or a degree where Information Technology related skills and knowledge may be advantageous. This qualification also enables learners to develop knowledge and skills needed for entry-level roles related to IT, including vocational Apprenticeship roles and trainee/entry-level roles such as a social media specialist, web/ content developer, or business analyst.