Exciting new Level 3 courses for 2017

Digitech is now able to announce two new exciting courses for September 2017:

Digitech Post 16 has the right suite of courses and qualifications to inspire you to be part of the next generation of creative, digital and high tech leaders.

Digitech is rapidly developing its post-16 provision around our central ethos of digital skills. As a result we offer Level 3 Vocational Diplomas and Academic ‘A’ Levels such as Physics and Computer Science.  Our new courses for students joining us in September 2017 are Vocational Diplomas with pathways to suit a range of specialist interests such as game design, radio, film making, cyber security, animation, graphics, marketing and communication.
At Digitech we are determined to prepare our students for future study or work based training; undertaking regular and relevant work experiences for all our post-16 students is one of our core expectations. We have developed links within the sector and students can undertake Extended Project Qualifications(EPQ) that are sector related such as the new EPQ in Cyber Security. This emphasis on work experience gives Digitech students the necessary edge when applying for the next stage of their academic or working life.
This ethos of progression, coupled with a program of mentoring and coaching for our post-16 students results in students who are equipped to meet their life goals. Digitech Studio School works collaboratively with the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) Post 16, and our students can also access the substantial number of courses delivered elsewhere in the CLF.  Entry requirements for each course at Digitech are dependent on a number of factors that are discussed at interview.  For more information please get in touch to arrange a visit.

Curriculum Offer from September 2017

The Post 16 provision at Digitech offers any prospective student the opportunity to study, develop and grow in an environment that is truly different.   Our Post 16 provision is designed to continue the immersion in digital, creative and media technologies.  With this in mind, our Post 16 offer is specialised and built around high tech subjects; there are opportunities for students to follow a vocational or academic route, or a blend of the two. Our Level 3 courses include a core range of A Levels, Vocational qualifications and the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). Our offer is designed to prepare our students for progress to university, further training or employment having gained relevant and appropriate digital sector skills and qualifications. All teaching is delivered by specialist teachers within our state of the art building with its outstanding facilities.

Our current curriculum offer is:

Current Year 12

5 hours per course equivalent to 1 A level

Current Year 13

5 hours per course equivalent to 1 A level

Creative Digital Media Diploma – Up to 1.5 A Levels OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Media Creative Digital Media – 1 A level BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Media
IT Diploma* – up to 1.5 A Levels(Including Game Design Units) OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT (2012) IT Diploma – 1 A Level BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in IT
Photography A Level AQA Photography A Level AQA
Mathematics A Level OCR Psychology A Level OCR
Physics A Level OCR (A Spec) Sport BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
Computer Science A Level OCR from 2015 Business BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business
Psychology A Level OCR Computer Science A Level OCR from 2015
Physics A Level OCR (A Spec)
Students are supported and encouraged to undertake regular work experience.

Subjects marked with * are equivalent to two A Levels.  Other than the exam courses on offer, Digitech provides a formal Information Advice and Guidance programme, which helps prepare P16 students for the next steps, be it University or a higher level apprenticeship.  There is also a re-sit programme for students who have not met the floor targets in GCSE English and Mathematics at their previous school.

Additionally, we expect and encourage our P16 students to undertake regular and meaningful work experience that is in line with their career aspirations. This will give our students the necessary edge, again when applying for the next stage of their academic or working life.