Examination Board: OCR

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 Information Technology

The ICT department is in a period of rapid development with substantial investment in a wide range of teaching resources, highly experienced teachers and the introduction of progressive new courses. In the Sixth Form, we have been pleased to see very creditable improvements in standards reflected in final grades.

This award is the equivalent of one A level and is designed to be a two-year course. It is a flexible course that allows us to adapt to the needs of the variety of students we have at Guiseley School. 

What are the Cambridge Technicals? 

At Guiseley School, you will be studying for the Technicals Level 3 Information Technology where you will need to complete 5 units. The Technicals Level 3 Information Technology offers a specialist qualification that focuses on specific aspects of employment within the appropriate ICT sector. This diploma takes 360 guided learning hours to complete. 

Below are the two mandatory units all students must complete and some of the optional units you may be taught: 

Mandatory Units

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global Information 

Optional Units

  • Internet of Everything
  • Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Developing a Smarter Planet
  • Application Design 
  • Mobile Technology
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing

The choice of optional units will depend on the students’ skills and interest in the current year cohort, as well as resource availability.

Career Pathways

This course can lead to Higher Education in degrees, apprenticeship or employment. Career routes students may decide to follow include IT Infrastructure Technician, Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner, Application Developer, and Data Analyst.