Vocational Course

Becoming an IT Technician OCR Cambridge Technicals Level 2

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About this course

This established course will allow you to build up those skills to enable you to become an IT Technician.

It typically will teach you how to build a PC, look at networking technology and how IT support works, all the tools needed to become a professional, competent IT Technician.

What will I learn?

  • Communicating in the IT Industry
  • Working in the IT Industry
  • Installing Computer Hardware
  • Setting Up an IT Network
  • IT Support
  • Computer Systems
  • Programming

A combination of these units will help you to take the first steps in becoming an IT Technician as well as learning how to support people that use IT in a professional environment.

How will I be assessed?

As a vocational course, your work will be assessed through coursework you are given throughout the year. This could be a combination of practical work, presentations and report writing.

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 3 GCSEs with 1 subject at grade D and English and Maths at grade 2 (grade E)

In certain circumstances we will accept variations to this entry guide and create a personalised programme.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - a range of Level 3 vocational courses, such as IT, Business or Media
  • Careers - a variety of junior/trainee employment opportunities as an IT Technician

Additional Information

You will need a genuine interest in becoming an IT technician, in both theory and practical elements.