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    Hi,

    I'm 16 this year and I would like to go to college 2/3 times a week, to study something extra on top of my GCSEs during the 'quiet' period. I was wondering if there are any quick qualifications which are useful (e.g. key skills, IT, etc.). Would this be a good idea? I may also be able to do some over the coming summer holidays.

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    Yeah, an ICT course is always useful. The best recognized applied IT course out there are OCR Nationals; but a few centers have them and they are very time-consuming but the end results is very worthwhile :yes:.
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    Thanks! I'll check them out. I'm doing a text-processing certificate from OCR (level 1) and am finding it easy. I'll try to move on to something much harder next time.
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    (Original post by addylad)
    Thanks! I'll check them out. I'm doing a text-processing certificate from OCR (level 1) and am finding it easy. I'll try to move on to something much harder next time.
    It's a level 2 course. There's a book with instruction to help you and everything and all you have to do is create evidence for different assessment objectives - a 60 hr unit and a 30 hr unit = a GCSE grade C-A*.

    Pass = C
    Merit = B
    Distinction = A/A*.

    For a pass, you can scrape it with minimal effort if you're naturally good at ICT and/or learn the concepts in the book.

    For a merit, you can get it by some work and effort.

    However, for a distinction, you have to put in an abnormal amount of effort but, as i said before, it is very much worth it :yep:.

    Good luck .
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    (Original post by Ramadulla)
    It's a level 2 course. There's a book with instruction to help you and everything and all you have to do is create evidence for different assessment objectives - a 60 hr unit and a 30 hr unit = a GCSE grade C-A*.

    Pass = C
    Merit = B
    Distinction = A/A*.

    For a pass, you can scrape it with minimal effort if you're naturally good at ICT and/or learn the concepts in the book.

    For a merit, you can get it by some work and effort.

    However, for a distinction, you have to put in an abnormal amount of effort but, as i said before, it is very much worth it :yep:.

    Good luck .
    isnt this the same as the btec first diploma IT
 
 
 

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