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 how to use social media in a business context. You will also look at data modelling and how to develop websites for a range of purposes.

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

Mandatory Units may include

Information Technology Systems, Creating Systems to Manage Information, Using Social Media in Business

Optional Units may include

Website Development and Data Modelling

Entry requirements

  • Highly skilled teaching staff bringing creative industry experience
  • Access to state of the art equipment
  • Dedicated ICT Workshop
  • Enrichment, trips and visits including Social Chain, Barclays, Google Digital Garage Manchester, Google Academy UK and attended the ‘Target Careers Fair (invitation only event)
  • The Georges: Awards ceremony showcases work and skills to professionals

This course provides you with the opportunity to progress on to Higher Education, employment or further training. Our students have progressed to:

Software Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University

Computer Games Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University

Information Technology at the University of Huddersfield

Computer Gameplay Design and Production at Staffordshire University

Game Design Degree at the University of Huddersfield

Digital Media and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University

Property and Real Estate at the University of Salford

Course Key Details

Course Type : Extended Certificate
Exam Board : Pearson
Pass Rate : 100%
Assessment : 58% exam 42% non-examined

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