Over the course of this academic year you will study 13 units. All of the units are coursework based and are assessed by our teaching staff using a range of assessment methods such as presentations, projects and assignments.
In addition to the main qualification you will also be expected to study Functional Skills at Level 1 or Level 2 (dependant on your qualifications upon entry). These are assessed via presentations, assignments and time constrained examinations.
You will be expected to spend approximately 15 hours each week studying in College, currently spread over 3 days.
All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.
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You will normally require a profile of GCSEs at grade E or grade 2, including English.
This study programme offers an opportunity to gain some of the necessary skills required to work in Business and Information Technology.
You will use software packages such as Microsoft Office, Camtasia, Photoshop and Visio.
Learn by doing work based projects where you are required to research, plan and present how you would price up an IT suite as a ‘live’ project.
You also have the opportunity to attend the London Games Exhibition at Earls Court.
Upon successful completion of this course you may choose to progress to the BTEC level 2 Diploma in Information Technology or an alternative level 2 course.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017.
For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.
Having enrolled on the course with English as a second language, I had to quickly get to grips with this in addition to the subject itself. I particularly enjoyed learning about the different software packages available and I even won Student of the Year, which gave me confidence to progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in IT. I am hoping I have an equally successful year this year as I want to fulfil my ambition by going to University to continue to learn about IT.