Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
For students wishing to develop their IT skills from level 2 to level 3, this route offers a progression pathway to access the Cambridge Technical in IT at Introductory Diploma level. The Cambridge Technical levels are regarded by many universities and employers as the best qualification to help prepare students for life in the IT industry.
This qualification is designed for learners 16 years old or over, who want to continue their education by developing their knowledge and understanding of the principles of IT and global information systems. In year 1 there are two mandatory units (Fundamentals of IT and Global information systems), both of which are externally assessed.
The units provide learners with an insight into the IT sector as they investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, the flow of information on a global scale and important legal and security considerations. In year 2, there are optional coursework units, at present these are project management, virtual and augmented reality and looking at the Smarter Planet initiatives.