York College

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Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c.

Up to £36,000

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Information technology and telecommunications directors

Up to £52,000

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Up to £18,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


This qualification will provide classroom theory, practical learning and a 3 month industry placement with an employer. It has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that it meets the needs of industry and prepares the students for work.

What will I study?

The Technical Qualification is the main classroom-based element of the course and consists of two components:

Core Content

Provides students with the knowledge that underpins the industry with topics which could include business context, data, digital analysis, digital environments, security and legislation.

Occupational Specialisms

Students will study units specialising in digital design, production and development. Further specialisms will be available from 2021 onwards.

The industry placement allows students to develop their subject specific skills as well as those necessary to working in any environment, such as effective planning, working with others, health and safety and promoting equality and diversity.

How will I be assessed?

Core knowledge is assessed through a combination of written exams and an employer-set project. Specialist knowledge and skills are assessed through a combination of a written exam and practical projects.

What could it lead to?

Students may progress in to employment, an apprenticeship or higher level study, including university.

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