ICT Cambridge Technical

This is a brand new IT qualification that’s up to date and engaging.  Universities, employers and industry specialists have been consulted to ensure that you gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st Century.

Course Overview
Year 1

Fundamentals in IT:   Creating a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and businesses use IT.

Global Information: Discover uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the Internet by individuals and organisations. 

Year 2

Virtual and Augmented Reality :  Virtual reality is intended to replicate the physical experience of being in places in the real or imagined worlds.  You’ll learn about these technologies and design both a Virtual and an Augmented Reality resource. 

Product Development: You will undertake product development activities and learn about different product design methodologies and the role of the product development life cycle. 

Developing a Smarter Planet: Changes in technology over the last century now mean that we live in a Smarter Planet.  You will consider how the evolution of technology has impacted on everyday life and why the Smarter Planet is important for a global society.


Cambridge Technicals provide a strong base for progression to university, apprenticeships or work and are recognised of UCAS tariff points.


The units above form part of the ‘Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner’ pathway.  This has applications around a number of sectors such as mobile technology digital marketing as well as more general IT jobs.

I enjoy the fact that this qualification has a mix of external exams and internally assessed coursework.

Daniel, student

Key Facts

Qualification type:

Level 3 Introductory Diploma

Additional entry requirements:

Previous qualification in IT helpful but not necessary.


50 % externally assessed examinations (Y12)

50% internally assessed coursework. (Y13) Internally marked Externally moderated

Opportunities for work-related activities:

Opportunity at the end of Y12 to attend UWE campus for Computer Systems Technology days or Games technology activities.  Opportunity to gain work experience at the end of Y12 in an area related to IT.


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