IT Level 2 Certificate

Course Overview

The internet is an essential part of everyday life used for shopping, communication, leisure, gaming and finding information, to name just a few. 

On this course you will learn the skills and knowledge to design, create and test a fully functioning website to meet a client’s specification. Through analysis of websites and the exploration of the use of multimedia, you will learn how to effectively use websites to communicate with users and the components needed to aid web accessibility. You will learn how to set up and test mobile communication devices and how to make improvements to the set-up of these devices.

You will also study the features and uses of mobile communication devices and be able to compare different devices. By the end of this one-year course you will understand how businesses use mobile communication, the benefits, and drawbacks this tool brings as well as the social and legal implications of using mobile technologies. 

Working as part of a cohesive group, receiving tutorial support and study skills assistance from our specialist staff, you will build the foundations to enable you to be successful on a Level 3 study programme.

Module Titles

  • Communication In the IT Industry
  • Mobile Communications Technology

Key Info

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Three GCSEs at Grade 4 including: 
    • Grade 3 in GCSE English Language
    • Grade 3 in GCSE Maths


  • 100% Coursework
  • Exam Board: OCR


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Why choose this course? 

You will enjoy this course if you...

  • Have an interest in IT and mobile technology and its applications.
  • Have an interest in how our data is used and how securely your information is held you will learn this on this course.
  • Have an interest in studying IT at Level 3, this course will prepare you for that progression.

Level 2 IT aims to develop your understanding and skills of the essentials of IT and cybersecurity. You will gain an insight into the IT sector as they, where applicable, investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure on a global scale, and the importance of legal and security considerations. Designed in collaboration with industry experts, the qualifications focus on the requirements that today’s employers demand.

Skills you'll gain

On this course, you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to design, create, and test a fully functioning spreadsheet for a specified purpose. You will also learn how to present data by creating graphs and charts. These skills may also help you to analyse and use data in your other subjects and, looking ahead, will be extremely useful in the workplace. 

You will learn about communication in the IT industry. IT solutions that businesses use in the modern world and how they are made up of many different component parts and are linked together to form a network, devices and wearable technologies. You will also study mobile communications technologies, and you’ll investigate both current and emerging mobile technologies and how mobile communications are set up and can be kept secure.

After Long Road

This course provides the basis for progression to the Level 3 programme along with the other subjects studied on the General pathway, especially for progression to Level 3 IT. The course gives a foundation in the uses and applications of IT in modern society.

 I enjoyed the Level 2 IT course which gave me a grounding in the uses of IT as a means of communication in every day and business life and made me choose to do IT at Level 3.