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Key Stage 4 Curriculum Plan: Digital ICT – Eduqas/WJEC Spec code: Level 1 / 2 Voc Technical Award in ICT

Global tech companies have announced significant investments in the UK since the referendum to leave the EU. However, the reported digital skills shortage in the UK highlights the importance of qualifications in developing the digital skills of young people. The Vocational Award in ICT therefore, has been designed to support learners in schools who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study. It is most suitable as a foundation for apprenticeships or further study. It will provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of specialist and general skills that would support their progression to employment.

What will learners study? This is a unitised qualification consisting of two mandatory units:

Unit 1 allows learners to explore the wide range of uses of hardware, application and specialist software in society. Learners will investigate how information technology is used in a range of contexts, including business and organisations, education and home use of information technology. Unit 2 introduces learners to a broad working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, automated documents and images and enables learners to apply their knowledge and understanding to solve problems in vocational settings.

Please use the links provided below for further course information, resources and revision materials

Pensby High School
Irby Road, Heswall CH61 6XN
Tel: 0151 342 0570 Fax: 0151 342 0571
Email: Headteacher: Mr K Flanagan