Digital Information Technology is for students who want to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, understanding and skills related to data management, data interpretation, data presentation and data protection as part of their Key Stage 4 learning.
The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden your experience and understanding of the varied progression options available.
What Will I Learn?
The Award gives you the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:
- development of key skills that prove your aptitude in digital information technology, such as project planning, designing and creating user interfaces, creating dashboards to present and interpret data
- process that underpins effective ways of working in digital information technology, such as project planning, the iterative design process, cyber security, virtual teams, legal and ethical codes of conduct
- attitudes that are considered most important in digital information technology, including personal management and communication
- knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as how different user interfaces meet user needs, how organisations collect and use data to make decisions, virtual workplaces, cyber security and legal and ethical issues.
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Assessment & Qualifications
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and an externally set exam.
Study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in IT, will prepare you to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in the digital sector.
What Our Students Say
I enjoyed creating my own user interface and designing the different features to help the audience