Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 2
Start Date:
05/09/2022
Duration
To be confirmed

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied. There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below. You will be required to have your own Windows based laptop ready for the first day of the course.
Who the course is for
The course is focussed on providing essential skills to ensure Readiness for the Workplace, and progression to higher levels of study. It has been endorsed by the Island’s Digital Island programme as part of their key priorities. The course is structured around a set of project modules aimed at providing core knowledge and skills desired by employers. The programme places a heavy emphasis on you getting the skills that you will need when you enter employment.
What the interview will involve

You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the course and suitability with the subject tutor.

What you will learn

The course is focussed on providing essential skills to ensure Readiness for the Workplace, and progression to higher levels of study. It has been endorsed by the Island’s Digital Island programme as part of their key priorities. 

The course is structured around a set of project modules aimed at providing core knowledge and skills desired by employers. 

The programme places a heavy emphasis on you getting the skills that you will need when you enter employment. 

Preparatory Modules 

These short modules are internally assessed and are designed to allow students to integrate into the Computing community. The outcomes of these units will be an important factor when progression options are considered.  

  1. Fundamentals of Digital Technologies and System Fundamentals 
  2. Principles of Software Development 
  3. Cyber Security 

Students will be entered for the Gateway Certificate in Digital and Creative Industries LV 2 with potential grades of Pass, Merit, and Distinction. It has an equivalent value to a full GCSE qualification. 

Qualification Modules 

  1. Preparing to Work in the Creative and Digital Industries 
  2. Database Development 
  3. Website Design and Development 
How you will learn

You will be taught in a variety of ways to include workshops, lectures and seminars whilst also undertaking industry placement, to help support and underpin the theoretical knowledge gained in class. Digital methods of teaching and learning will be embedded to enable you to access materials at all times. 

  • Classroom lectures for your theory sessions 
  • Workshop delivery for development of practical skills 
  • Independent study 
  • Industry experience 
  • Guest Speakers from industry 

This course is offered in conjunction with Functional Skills and GCSEs for English and Maths where required. These qualifications aim to develop skills valued by employers. 

Work placement
(No Industry Placement)
Progression

This course can lead to entry to a level 3 course such as the T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development or the T Level Digital Support Services and may be of particular value in preparation for completion of an Apprenticeship programme. 

Fees

If you are taking a full-time course, you will be charged a Central Admin Fee of up to £40 at the start of your course. In addition to this there will be a cost involved for purchasing any essential equipment or uniform for your course; you may be eligible for financial support from the college Bursary team, please ask your tutor for more information.

Qualifications you will get
Gateway Level 2 Certificate in Digital and Creative Industries
Alternatively, email info@iwcollege.ac.uk with the subject title of your chosen course, followed by ‘info’ to receive further information. i.e. ‘Science T Level info’.

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