Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 2 Certificate in Information & Creative Technology

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:1 Year(s)
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:05/09/2019

Course Overview

This Study Programme will develop your skills and knowledge in programming, web development and animation plus enable you to explore the inner workings of computer systems and networks. You will gain a sound insight into the rapidly changing world of IT. You will be able to access specialist IT labs to develop your ideas and understand the installation and configuration of software and hardware, broaden your programming skills and experiment with new technology.

An opportunity to develop your:

• Industry experience through projects related to real life or simulated scenarios
• Understanding of both software and hardware pathways by using coding through integrated assignment themes
• English and Maths through either a Functional Skills or GCSE retake programme
• English, Maths and IT skills through the vocational assignments
• Employability skills e.g. proficiency in setting up local network areas, trouble shooting, programming using Visual Basic, Action Script and building a PC as well as wider office packages e.g. VISIO, Outlook
• Understanding of wider employability e.g. team building, self-management, communication skills in both individual and group presentation work
• Techniques in show-casing your work and confidently promoting your skills and abilities.

There is an additional cost of £50 to cover trips and guest speakers. This charge is to be paid at enrolment and is non-refundable. The learner support fund is available and would help assist paying towards these fees.

Progression & Career Opportunities

This qualification helps you to progress on to:-

• BTEC Level 3 Study Programmes in IT
• Apprenticeships within the wider commercial/IT industries and supported through Cambridge Regional College  
• Employment e.g. IT support technician, junior web developer or help desk technician

Please note: In order to progress to the Level 3 BTEC Diploma Study Programmes in IT you will need to achieve a minimum Pass for your Level 2 BTEC Diploma.

Entry Requirements

You will need 2 GCSEs at grade 3 or above


Level 1 IT/Vocational studies

You will need to demonstrate, at interview, an interest and enthusiasm for IT.

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Course work is continually assessed by a range of methods which may include projects, assignments, case studies, course work, self-assessment, feedback from clients and panel reviews. Grades from Pass, Merit, Distinction may be awarded to course work.

The Study Programmes are over 5 days each week.

There is regular one to one tutorial provision.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership Application Form, which is held by your Careers Teacher at school.

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form, online here or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.