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National 2 Information and Communications Technology (Course Code: C741 72)

SCQF Level 2 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Information and Communications Technology?

Information and Communications Technology introduces you to the role of technology in society, and focuses on the development of a range of skills required for using technology in everyday life. 

This course will help you to develop skills in using equipment, software, applications, media and technology.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college. 

What will I study?

The course consists of one compulsory unit and two optional units.

Compulsory Unit

ICT Applications (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will :

Optional Units

You must choose two of these options.

Communications Applications (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will learn to become familiar with applications for personal use and communication with others such as:

Internet Applications (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will learn to become familiar with:

Multimedia Applications (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Working with Digital Images (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

You will be given practical work and other tasks to do when your teacher thinks you are ready. Your finished work should be kept in a folder. This is the record you keep of what you have done and how well you are doing.

If you do not pass a task first time you will be able to try again after more practice and help or advice from your teacher.

Your teacher will tell you how you are getting on. You will get the pass marked on your certificate.

You must pass all the required units to get the qualification. 

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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