95% of students achieved the highest grades Distinction* or Distinction (equiv. to A*/A)


We are in a digital age where IT is everywhere! You will develop your knowledge of systems, management and website development which will further you in the IT sector.

A qualification in IT is an excellent way to improve your employability and this course allows you to develop key skills in information systems, communication and the varying pathways for future employment. The department is home to a fully-equipped networking room allowing you to gain firsthand experience using, storing and operating servers.

Modules on this course allow you to demonstrate how to use IT systems to be an efficient communicator, how to project plan and design graphics for a business, using industry standard coding software and even how to build, manage and recommend machines for clients.

This course is a well-rounded qualifications that sits nicely with other subjects, appealing to employers and universities.

Mandatory Units may include

Communication and Employability Skills for IT – This will all you to understand the skills and personal attributes required by employers. It teaches you the principles of communicating effectively whilst developing your own use of IT for communication.

Computer Systems - The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand the components of computer systems and develop the skills needed to recommend appropriate systems for business purposes and set up and maintain computer systems.

Optional Units may include

Maintaining Computer Systems, Event Driven Programming, Communication Technologies, Website Production, Computer Systems Architecture, Database Design, Client Side Customisation of Web Pages, Controlling Systems Using IT and Developing Computer Games.

  • Highly skilled teaching staff bringing creative industry experience
  • Access to state of the art equipment
  • Dedicated ICT Workshop
  • Enrichment, trips and visits including Ashton TV, Harry Potter studios
  • The Georges: Awards ceremony showcases work and skills to professionals

Course Key Details

Course Type : Subsidiary Diploma
Exam Board : Edexcel
Pass Rate : 100%
Assessment : 100% coursework

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