Information and Communication Technology OCR Cambridge Technicals Diploma

Subject:                       Information and Communication Technology

Level:                          OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technicals Introductory Diploma in IT

Exam Board:                 OCR

Location:                      Y Pant & Bryn Celynnog

What is the course about?


This is a practical ICT course allowing students to gain the skills needed by a wide variety of users. It is assessed continuously throughout 6 coursework modules and has no exams.  The skills developed during the course included professional design for business, research and report writing, Flash animation, web design, the use of spreadsheets for complex problem solving and using Google Docs for collaborative with other students.  The OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technicals Introductory in IT attracts UCAS points as outlined below.


This is a 2 year course. Unlike A-levels, there is no “AS” style qualification for those students who drop the course at the end of Year 12.


Requirements / Skills for Entry to the course


Ideally students should have a qualification in ICT such as GCSE IT / Computing or DiDA. However the most important requirements are a keen interest in all aspects of ICT, the ability to work independently and to keep to deadlines.


The OCR National in ICT Level 3 Certificate is graded Distinction, Merit or Pass and the UCAS equivalent is as follows:


OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technicals Introductory Diploma in IT
Distinction* 140 A*
Distinction 120 A
Merit 80 C
Pass 40 E

Career Opportunities/Additional Information

The course is intended to be of interest to a wide range of candidates; those wishing to study a Higher Education course or those wishing to pursue a career in ICT or a career where ICT plays an important part.


Brief Outline of the Course and Method of Assessment

The course is modular and is assessed internally (moderately externally), there is no exam. The course comprises six units studied across Years 12 and 13.


The mandatory units are:

Communication & Employability Skills for IT

Information Systems

Developing Computer Games

Project planning with IT

Website Production

Computer Animation



Further information:


Miss Bunce, Mr Muscat, Mr Pearsall or Mrs Davey or the OCR Website