About this course
The Information and Communication Technology AS programme is a one-year course of study and should be taken in conjunction with two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, this course encourages candidates to become discerning users of ICT through developing a broad range of ICT skills, knowledge and understanding.
Learners may be able to take this qualification as a part-time student.
What you will study
The course covers the following areas:
Module 1: Information Systems
This section is about acquiring knowledge and understanding of information systems which is assessed by means of a 2.25 hour written examination. However, candidates will also draw upon this knowledge during their practical work in Unit IT2, and it acts as a foundation for Unit IT4 (Use and Impact of ICT), for those candidates going on to the A2 Level.
Module 2: Presenting Information
This unit requires candidates to use ICT hardware and software applications to solve a problem involving three separate tasks:
- The production of a document such as a leaflet or magazine
- The production of a document containing automated routines, such as a mail merged letter
- The production of a presentation to an audience, such as a web page or slideshow
Individual Subject Entry Requirement Maths minimum B B in GCSE ICT
Teaching and assessment
One exam and coursework
- The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
- Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
- Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
- Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
- Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
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- Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
- Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Time of day
“Cardiff and Vale College teachers and the facilities were always available to me which was very helpful during exam season, and it helped me achieve my grades.”
Career prospects & further study
On completion of the A Level programme, the majority of our students progress onto universities across the country and beyond. Based on this course, there are many options but below are just a few examples of degree programmes you could go on to study at University:
- Computer Science
- Cyber Security
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