An IT career can take you into any industry. Almost every other career you could choose uses Information Technology in some form or another. Now architects use a computer when designing house plans. This enables clients to walk through a virtually-generated house. Doctors use robots and lasers with pinpoint accuracy for surgery, lessening the time needed for patient recovery. What about the tech items you use on a daily basis? Do you take for granted the upgrades, downloads, accessories etc for your mobile phone, iPod and/or PSP?
So who came up with the ideas? Who designed the system or built the technology? Who made it work? Who made it look good? How did they get the skills?
The IT industry needs bright, innovative and creative employees – consider where an IT career could take you.
This qualification is not just about being able to use computers. Employers have told us that they need people who are able to help them develop their systems or the systems for their customers, use IT as a tool to analyse data and develop applications. Therefore, this qualification is designed to give learners a range of specialist knowledge and transferable skills in the field context of applied IT, providing them with the opportunity to enter an apprenticeship, move directly into employment, or progress to a related HE course.
Learners could progress onto a Level 4 apprenticeship such as Network Engineer or Software Developer or into employment in the IT sector in areas such as technical support, digital technologies, application development or data analysis. Typical job roles within the Application Developer pathway include; junior web application developer, junior application developer or junior software analyst.
For further subject information please contact Miss Sarah Harris – Head of Computer Science and ICT (firstname.lastname@example.org)