Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Level 2 Extended Certificate in IT - Games/Multimedia/Web Courses - Birmingham & Black Country - Sandwell College

Full Time

Level 2 Extended Certificate in IT – Games/Multimedia/Web


1 year

Central Campus


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Course summary

This one-year course is designed for learners who wish to develop core skills within the field of Computing and gain a more practical, work-related qualification in IT, equivalent to four GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*- C. This qualification opens doors to further study and responsibility within the Computing workplace.

Course requirements

You'll need four GCSEs at Grade 4/D or above, including English or Maths, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification and an appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy.

The selected units offer learners the opportunity to develop core skills within the field of Computing, present knowledge in a work-related context, giving you the opportunity to develop and apply skills in English and Mathematics in naturally occurring, work-related contexts.

Units that you will be studying are:
The Online World (Exam)
Technology Systems (Exam)
A Digital Portfolio
Creating Digital Animation
Software Development
Multimedia Products Development
Website Development
Database Development

Computing students get involved in a range of varied activities as part of their course, from organising gameathons to creating and editing their own magazine. Successful learners are also recognised for their hard work at a special departmental award ceremony at the end of the year. There may be opportunities to work with employers to develop software for them.

Two of the eight units are exam based. The rest are assignment based.
Grades range from Level 2 PP (Pass, Pass) to Level 2 D*D* (Distinction*, Distinction*).

This course offers a clear progression route to a Level 3 course in Computing or to an Apprenticeship.
The knowledge, understanding and skills you learn during this course will aid progression to further study and ultimately prepare you to enter the workplace. This qualification will provide you with a taste of potential employment opportunities in the Information Technology sector such as jobs within computer games development, website development, animation development, database and software development.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

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