Digital Technologies Intermediate
This course focuses on developing skills in the technical and software elements of the digital industry. Technical ability and a problem-solving approach are a must, as is an interest in working in the Computing industry. You will gain a broad understanding of the core skills required in the digital industry and is aimed at preparing you for Apprenticeships, further study or Employment.
The course is delivered in blocks with software skills, web, graphics and technical units all part of the study programme. Work experience, skills for success, English and maths will also be core elements of this course.
You will develop your knowledge, skills and experience related to IT Technical Support alongside developing your wider digital skills for work and English & Maths. This course is taught by teachers with real industry experience. You will be able to visit the workplace enabling you to experience the industry first-hand and prepare you for your next steps.
What will I do
You will complete a Digital Skills for Work qualification, this is designed to prepare you for your next steps and support you to develop skills for work experience, employment and progression to future courses you will focus on:
• Understanding how to protect devices and data
• Communicating socially & professionally using technology
• Applying digital skills in personal and business situations
• Using digital resources to facilitate your own career.
You will develop your skills further by completing a Certificate in IT Technical Support. The units you will study are:
• Set Up and Configure Technology Systems
• Exploring Current and Emerging Technologies
• Security Protection and Risk Management
• Working as an IT Support Technician
This study programme is designed to give a broad base of knowledge to allow progression to the level 3 course or apprenticeship programme.
Whatever you would like to do on completion of this course, we will support you to achieve it.
Options for further study include Digital T level, Transition to Advanced Digital and L3 Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship.
Is it for me?
You should have an understanding of how the entire creation and worldwide usage of the internet has affected the economy, and pretty much every active business today.
You must be a logical thinker to succeed in IT, be technically minded and be great at problem-solving.
If you want a career with wide progression options, the ability to further your learning and expand your knowledge in a variety of areas, a course in computing is a great place to start.
Level 1: You require GCSE English or maths at Grade E/2 or Functional Skills Entry 3 in English and maths.
Level 2: You require a D/3 or above in English and maths or Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths plus at least 2 other GCSEs at D/3 or above or a relevant Level 1 vocational qualification
how will I be assessed?
This is an exam and coursework-based qualification. The full qualifications and units from this qualification are graded at a pass, merit or
distinction. English and Maths resits will be assessed via a GCSE or Functional Skills exam.
Our investment in Digital skills
Milton Keynes College has won a £3.5 million bid for government funding to set up a new skills centre at our Chaffron Way campus. Companies and educators will collaborate in digital skills and artificial intelligence, to help make sure learners are being taught the digital skills local businesses really need.
Interested in a Digital Apprenticeship?
Earn while you learn and benefit from a huge network of support. An apprenticeship in IT is a great way to get into a digital career straight away while studying.
Explore our available roles, ranging from Information Communications Technicians to Environmental Data Analysts, and many more in between.