L2 Level 2
Full Time
2 September 2024 — 20 June 2025
Barry Campus
This course is available at other locations or at different start dates/levels.

About this course

This Information Technology Level 2 course is practical and work-related for those interested in computers.

You will learn by completing assignments and projects based on realistic workplace activities, situations and demands.

What you will study

This course covers a variety of subject areas, giving a good knowledge of computing career paths including:

  • The Online World
  • Technology systems
  • A digital portfolio
  • Website development
  • Multimedia
  • Software development

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grades A*- D including English and Maths or Level 1 Diploma in IT with a Merit profile or other related vocational qualification. You will need to attend an interview and undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy.

Important points

  • 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.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • 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.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2024

End date

20 June 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

18 hours per week


Barry Campus
Maps & directions

Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology


What our students say

“I enjoyed all the different units and assignments that required a lot of research within my course. My favourite thing about CAVC is that the facilities are available for us to use 24/7”.

IT and Computing Case Study
Heather Curtis Rich
Studying Information Technology & Computing

Career prospects & further study


The Cardiff Capital Region has a thriving digital cluster with projections of 6,000 additional jobs by 2025, amounting to 28% growth (EMSI 2019).
  • Employment 
  • Progression to Level 3 Computing
  • Apprenticeships


Barry Campus
Barry Campus

Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ