Cambridge Technicals Level 3 IT

"What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." - Steve Jobs
Faculty: Business, Economics and Computer Science
Level: L3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in ICT

Examination Board/website: OCR

Entrance Requirements:

4 GCSE Passes

Assessment Details:

1. Fundamentals of IT  - Exam (90)

2. Global Information   - Exam (90)

3. Cyber Security         - Exam (60)

9. Product Development - Coursework (60)

17. The Internet of Everything - Coursework (60)

This qualification is graded: Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*.

Course Outline:

The aim of the course is to enable students the opportunity to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the IT sector. This course allows them to do so through applied learning.

Benefits of this course:

  • A variety of units studied including hardware, software and online

  • Includes practical activities in all units - learn, do, review

  • Develops transferable skills for the workplace or future studies

Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course:

An interest in the Computer industry with a possible desire to enter employment in this area. You should enjoy using computers to research and produce material. You must also be interested in the technical aspect of how the computer systems work and in the creative aspect of digital media.

Complementary subjects:

L3 Business , L3 Travel and Tourism and. A language would also compliment this course as business is done in many languages throughout the world.

Pathways – Careers:

Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT offer specialist pathways in IT Infrastructure Technician, Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner, Application Developer, and Data Analyst.

Students will apply their practical skills and knowledge in preparation for further study, Higher Education or the workplace.

Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Cambridge Technicals in IT focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand.

UCAS Points: Distinction* 54, Distinction 48, Merit 32, Pass 16.

Course Leader

Fahad Tahir- Head of Computer Science