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Level 2 Technical Diploma in IT

This is a one year full time programme providing students with a broad foundation in IT aimed at GCSE Level.
Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Level 2

Course Overview

Information Technology (IT) is at the heart of everyday life, at home, work and in our leisure time. From computer graphics and control systems to communications and problem solving, IT has an ever-increasing role to play.

The programme consists of 7 units including Communicating and Working in IT Industry, Computer Systems, Installing Computer Hardware, Website Development, Developing Computer Games and Customising Software.  

The course includes practical activities in all units - learn, do, review - and will help you develop transferable skills for the workplace or future studies. You will be able to express your creative side with units focusing on multimedia components and the power of digital imagery. As a student you will be in class for a minimum of 17.5 hours per week.

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English or Maths.


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Course Modules

The mandatory modules include:

  • Communicating in IT Industry
  • Working in IT Industry

Optional modules include the following:

  • Computer Systems
  • Installing Computer Hardware
  • Website Development
  • Developing Computer Games
  • Customising Software 
  • Employability skills

Additional units are Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy (if GCSE Maths/English not previously achieved at Grade C or above) 

Ideal If:

You would like to work in the IT industry.

You'll Learn:

About working and communicating in the IT industry, website and games development, customising software, computer systems and installing computer hardware.

You'll Love:

Learning to build and develop industry standard IT systems.

You'll Progress:

Successful completion of this Programme will enable you to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT- IT Professional or Level 3 Diploma in IT- IT Professional.

You'll Need:

3 GCSEs at Grade D or above, preferably with ICT and or Mathematics/English.

Preference will be given to those applicants with GCSE IT or equivalent. 

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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