Key Stage 5

Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT

What you will study:

Students apply practical skills and knowledge in preparation for further study, Higher Education or the workplace. The course has been designed in collaboration with a wide range of experts spanning the breadth of the sector and focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today's universities and employers demand.

Letters of endorsement for the qualifications have been received from both centres of education and employers.

The qualification includes the following units of work, which are assessed by means of external examination:

Unit 1 Fundamentals of IT

  • Understand Computer Hardware
  • Understand Computer Software
  • Understand Business IT Systems
  • Understand Employability and Communication Skills used within an IT Environment
  • Understand Ethical and Operational Issues and Threats to Computer Systems

Unit 2 Global Information

  • Understand where information is held globally and how it is transmitted
  • Understand the styles, classification and the management of global information
  • Understand the use of global information and the benefits to individuals and organisations
  • Understand the legal and regulatory framework governing the storage and use of global information
  • Understand the process flow of information
  • Understand the principles of information security

Unit 3 Cyber Security

  • Understand what is meant by cyber security
  • Understand the issues surrounding cyber security
  • Understand the measures used to protect against cyber security incidents
  • Understand how to manage cyber security incidents

+ Two Optional Units


  • Year 12 - 100% Exam
  • Year 13 - 70% Coursework - 30% Exam