Students ages between 16-19 years of age can apply for these courses. Young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (SEND) up to age 24 are also eligible.
We are looking for students with at least 5 GCSEs including English and Maths and an interest in working within IT in a small, medium or large business. No specific technical skills are required.
Who is the course for
Students who have completed GCSE’s and are looking for the next step specialising in IT and Business. This course prepares students for work within a business in their IT department by teaching practical and theoretical skills throughout the two years of the course. At the end, students will complete a 315-hour industry placement within a IT department and be able to apply their academic skills to a real world setting.
The core content will cover: Business context, Culture, Data, Digital analysis, Digital environments, Diversity and inclusion, Learning, Legislation, Planning, Security, Testing and Tools. Occupational Specialism Outcomes (Data technician):
Source, organise and format data securely in a relevant way for analysis
Blend data from multiple sources
Analyse structured and unstructured data to support business outcomes
Interpret data and communicate a result appropriate to the audience
Can apply legal, ethical and professional principles when manipulating data
- Discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge
Students will prepare for core exams and projects in their first year and cover core digital and business principle. The second year will be more practical and apply this knowledge in the classroom and in the work place.
How is the course assessed
The course will be marked throughout both years through a mixture of exams, projects and assignments.
At the end of the first year there will then be two exams, testing the students’ knowledge and learning.
Where next - Further Studies
You can start working as a data technician, and some students are expected to gain employment from their placements. Others may start a degree (the T-Level is worth up to 168 UCAS points) or an apprenticeship.
Where next - Job Opportunities
Data analyst technician Digital Solutions technician Digital content administrator Data analyst Information Systems Business Analyst
How to Apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
- Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
- Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.