Cambridge Technicals Introductory Diploma in IT (Level 3)

CTEC Diploma in IT


Mrs K Tylor






You should have grade 4 or above in English, Maths & grade 4 in GCSE IT/Computing or Merit in BTEC ICT. If you did not take Option IT at GCSE you should speak to Mrs Tylor.

Why choose CTEC IT?

A more creative & inspiring vocational approach to learning IT.
Learning about how IT is used in the modern workplace and global information systems.
Developing the IT knowledge and transferable skills that will be valued by employers and help with future studies.
Up to date content that is engaging, fit for purpose and suitable for your needs.

What you will study in CTEC IT?

You will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. You will gain an insight into the IT sector as you investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, and the flow of information on a global scale and the importance of legal and security considerations.
There are two mandatory units:
Unit 1:
Fundamentals of IT
This unit will create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and how businesses use IT.
Unit 2:
Global Information
This unit will provide you with a greater understanding of how organisations use information sources both internally and externally and the types of information you will encounter.
There are several optional units to choose from. You must complete three from this group. Below is a small sample of what is available:
Unit 5:
Virtual & Augmented Reality
You will learn about both technologies and how they are used.
Unit 13:
Social Media & Digital Marketing
You will study digital marketing as a concept and explore the possible impacts, both positive and negative, that may be generated using social media as a tool
Unit 21:
Web Design & Prototyping
You will research, design and produce an interactive responsive website for a client, culminating in presenting

How you will be assessed in CTEC IT?

Mandatory units are external exams, while option units are internally assessed and externally moderated.
All units are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. These are added together to get an overall award.

Additional Information

For further information about this course please speak to Mrs Tylor.

21 April, 2021


Updated 30/03/2021


URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer


Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson


21 April, 2021


Updated 20/07/2020


Click Here For – Reopening Plans


  1. Messages for parents/carers Years 11 & 13
  1. Child Protection and Student Welfare Concerns
  1. Health and Wellbeing
  1. Contact details for Heads of Faculty, Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Team and IT Systems Manager

Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson