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OCR National ICT

Course Brief

OCR Level 3 Nationals are most suited to 16-19 year olds who have chosen to stay in education but who want to go into a particular vocation. OCR Level 3 National provides the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to work in their chosen area. If they then decide to continue onto higher education, OCR Level 3 Nationals have been approved into the UCAS tariff.

All OCR Nationals help students develop their personal skills in areas applicable to any workplaces, such as team working, communication and problem solving. The courses have been designed to accredit learners' achievements and ability to carry out tasks in a way that is relevant to the workplace.

Examination board

OCR

Entry Requirements and Assessment Methods

  • 100% coursework portfolio
  • All units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by OCR
  • The full award and units from this qualification are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • 5 GCSE at A-C including ICT, English and Maths

Specification Aims

These qualifications specifically aim to:

  • Develop candidates' knowledge and understanding of the ICT sector.
  • Develop candidates' skills, knowledge and understanding in contexts that are directly relevant to employment situations.
  • Develop candidates' ability to work autonomously and effectively in a ICT content
  • Enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding in specialist areas of ICT, and demonstrate the skills needed to participate in the operation and development of real ICT organisations.
  • Encourage progression by assisting in the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that candidates will need to access further or higher education program me's or occupational training on a full-time or part-time basis
  • Encourage progression by assisting in the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that candidates will need to enter employment or enhance their current employment status
  • Promote interaction between employers, centers and candidates by relating teaching and assessment to real organisations

How will this qualification be assessed

All units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by OCR. There are no timetabled exams for this qualification; candidates may complete units at a time that suits the centre. The full award and units from this qualification are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Units Covered

Unit 1: Digital business communication

Unit 2: Collaborative working

Unit 3: Problem solving

Unit 4: Creating a digital showcase

Unit 20: Web authoring

Unit 28: ecommerce

Career Potentials

All OCR Nationals help students develop their personal skills in areas applicable to any workplace, such as team working, communication and problem solving. The courses have been designed to accredit learners' achievements and ability to carry out tasks in a way that is relevant to the workplace.

Further Study

The OCR National in ICT is an ideal course for students who wish to continue on into further education and university or enter the work forces.