This course has been designed in consultation with business and leading Sector Skills experts to give you an understanding of the use of Information Technology within today's Microsoft Office environment. This is an application-based course, which develops your skills and abilities to cope with more complex aspects of application-based software. It is for anyone who is interested in gaining practical software application skills and experience.
All learning is undertaken within our modern and well-equipped IT classrooms and will take place within a supportive and friendly environment.
What Will I Learn?
Level 2 City and Guilds Diploma in IT Applications for Business; Essential Skills Wales in Communication, and Application of Number. You will also have the opportunity to sit GCSE in English and Mathematics (Previous Grades dependant).
Within your Level 2 Diploma in IT Applications for Business qualification you may study units in: Improving Productivity Using IT, Web design, Desktop Publishing, IT Software Fundamentals, Email, Design Software, Internet, IT Communications Software, Multi Media, Drawing and Planning Software, Database, Spreadsheets, Presentation Graphics and Word Processing.
4 GCSEs at grades A*- D including English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or a Level 1 Diploma in IT Applications for Business or related vocational qualification.
You will be invited to attend an interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy, numeracy and oral communication skills which will also establish any individual support required.
As part of the Level 2 Diploma you will be assessed by completing set assignments. You will be expected to work to deadlines and maintain your course files/portfolios to the required standards. These are internally assessed by your tutor, internally moderated and externally moderated by an examiner from City & Guilds.
Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.
Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
- On successful completion of the course you may be eligible to progress to a Level 3 Diploma in IT Applications for Business.
IT specialist manager
Average salary: £36,017
IT project or programme manager
Average salary: £48,087
IT business analyst, architect or systems designer
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Programmer or software development professional
Average salary: £31,044
Web design or development professional
Average salary: £25,916
Information technology or telecommunications professional n.e.c.
Average salary: £31,863
IT specialist managers plan, organise, manage and coordinate the provision of specialist IT services and functions in an organisation.
Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.