Computing is one of the most popular career choices within the UK, as of February 2014 the UK government identified that ICT sector was worth £58 billion. Including the creative and digital industries, the IT sector employs over 1 million people or 3.7 per cent of the country’s active population. It is predicted that as a knowledge-based economy in the UK becomes a reality, that nearly half of the UK’s GDP will come from this sector within the next decade.
Studying a level 2 ICT qualification at Lincoln College can lead to many exciting entry level job opportunities including roles such as computer programmer, web developer or computer technician or progressing to study a Level 3 BTEC in IT or Creative Media here a Lincoln College. The level 2 programme is delivered by a team of eight subject specialists who have an average of 12 years computer science teaching experience this is an important difference between us and most schools and sixth forms that normally only have one or possibly two teachers to teach the whole curriculum.
The course offers topics such as: computer hardware; computer networking; understanding computer technology; computer programming; website production; developing software solutions with spreadsheets and databases. The qualification you will be studying is a BTEC First and includes opportunities for you achieve GCSE C grades or functional skills in English or maths as part of your programme of study.
You will need 4 GCSE’s (minimum Grade E or equivalent). BTECs in Science or ICT related subjects will also be considered. You will also be required to pass a skills test as-well as be screened in Maths and English. You will be required to attend an interview and provide a reference (from an employer or recent school/college report).
Assessment is a combination of internally and externally assessed units.
Fees listed are for those aged 19 years and over only. Fees are subject to change, concessions may apply. Please note that where stated, fees are for the first year of a course only. Please contact us for information and advice.