OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT
Exam Board: OCR
Cambridge Technicals are vocational qualifications that are designed to give students awork-focused alternative to A Levels. They allow for greater flexibility with the choice of units that make up the qualification and are wholly internally assessed. In addition, the Level 3 qualifications have UCAS points, supporting progression to higher education.
Cambridge Technicals provide students with opportunities to develop skills demanded by employers. They have been structured to enable students to gain qualifications at their own pace and build on their achievements.
It is an ideal foundation for students entering the workplace, providing them with a theoretical background reinforced with practical skills that transfer into the modern workplace
To achieve OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT, students must complete 2 mandatory units, Units 1 and 2, and an additional 4 units from a selection of 42 optional units.
Unit 1: Communication and employability skills for IT
This unit will equip students to use a variety of communication skills, and provide them with an understanding of the skills an employer wants and how to adapt the message to their audience.
Unit 2: Information systems
This unit demonstrates the types of information held in the workplace, how it can be used to gain a competitive edge and how it must comply with legislation.
Optional Unit: Cambridge Technicals in IT consist of a wide range of optional units such as installing hardware, creating a website, identifying an IT fault, computer animation and e- commerce. For more information visit cambridgetechnical.org.uk
Students must complete 3 Optional Units to at least pass level.
The assessment for the qualifications is task-based, so students do not need to take exams to achieve Cambridge Technicals qualifications. Units are graded using Pass, Merit or Distinction. At least a pass must be achieved in each unit for students to achieve this qualification. The Distinction* in the Introductory Diploma has the same number of UCAS points as an A* at A Level, and a Pass in the Introductory Diploma has the same number of UCAS points as an E grade.