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Level 2 Extended Certificate Information Technology

This is a one-year programme aimed at those seeking an introductory course that leads to study at Level 3 and a number of career pathways.

There are excellent career options for all those with qualifications in Information Technology. This course will enable you to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT and also prepare you for employment.

Course Content

Topics Covered

  • Unit 1 – Online World (Exam unit Core)
  • Unit 2 – Technology Systems (Exam unit Core)
  • Unit 3 – A Digital portfolio (Core)
  • Unit 4 – Creating Digital Animation
  • Unit 5 – Creating digital audio
  • Unit 6 – Creating digital graphics
  • Unit 7 – Creating digital video
  • Unit 8 – Mobile Apps development
  • Unit 10 – Database Development
  • Unit 13 – Website Development

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3 and above, including Maths and English.


At the end of the course you will be in a position to consider studying at Level 3, after which will have options to go on to a
higher qualification or into work at a junior level in the IT industry.

A range of higher qualifications will be open to you. The natural progression would be Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Computing, which could then be converted to a Degree in Computing with a third year.

Many students study extended degrees in Business and IT or computer science.

You have the opportunity to achieve your grade 4 or above in your maths or English language in year one, which means that
you will have the opportunity to progress onto the final year of the Extended Diploma. For those students not wishing to progress to university, comprehensive support is provided to help them find alternatives such as employment or apprenticeships. In the past, students have progressed onto employment as systems analysts, network engineers and IT technicians.