Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Main aims of the Unit
This unit examines all the key areas of ICT and describes in detail the role of ICT in modern societies and within commercial and non-commercial organisations. The unit also explains the practical methods and techniques that can be used in order to understand and utilise information technology for communication purposes
Learning Outcomes for the Unit
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
Learning and teaching methods/strategies used to enable the achievement of learning outcomes:
Learning takes place on a number of levels through lectures, class discussion including problem review and analysis. Formal lectures provide a foundation of information on which the student builds through directed learning and self managed learning outside of the class. The students are actively encouraged to form study groups to discuss course material which fosters a greater depth learning experience.
Main Topics of Study
Indicative Reading for this Unit
Functional Skills ICT-Entry Level 3 by CGP Books
Alternative Text and further reading
KS3 ICT-The Study Guide by CGP Books
GCSE ICT Revision Guide by CGP Books
Guideline for Teaching and learning time
(10 hours per credit)
50 Hours - Lectures / Seminars / Tutorials / Workshops:
Tutorial support includes feedback on assignments and may vary by college according to local needs and wishes.
50 Hours - Directed learning:
Advance reading and preparation / Class preparation / Background reading / Group study / Portfolio / Diary etc
50 Hours - Self managed learning:
Working through the course text and completing assignments as required will take up the bulk of the learning time. In addition students are expected to engage with the tutor and other students and to undertake further reading using the web and/or libraries.
Final Examination: 70%