Creative ICT

Course Content

 

ICT plays an important part in many areas of our everyday lives and is also an important part of the UK economy. There is a demand from employers for an increasingly skilled and technically literate workforce as more and more media products are produced digitally. Cambridge Nationals in ICT provide students with specific and transferable skills and a solid foundation in understanding and applying this subject, whether it is in employment or higher education.

 

Assessment

Unit R001 – Understanding computer systems

 

The unit will include systems used at home, school and in a business setting. Students will also consider the implications of working with data to create content within a commercial environment.
The content includes:
• An understanding of how ICT can be used to meet
business needs
• How to work with information and data to meet specific
business needs
• How ICT can be used to support business working practices
• An understanding of the legal, ethical, safety and security issues
that affect how computers should be used.

 

On completion of this unit, students will have gained additional knowledge and understanding, enabling them to use computers more effectively in a variety of different contexts. Their regard for their own personal data security and for the security of the data of others will be increased and they will be more informed users of computers, making them more effective participators in business and social life.

 

Unit R002 – Using ICT to create business solutions

Students will use a wide range of applications that are commonly used in the workplace and in further and higher education. They will develop an understanding of how to select the most appropriate software and to use tools to meet specific business requirements while developing skills to enhance documents of a variety of file types.

 

You will also learn techniques to search for, select and store information in a variety of contexts and how to select the tools and techniques to communicate information and solve problems.
The content will give students the skills to:
• Use techniques to search for, store and share information
• Select and use software to handle data
• Select and use software to communicate information for a business purpose
• Use software tools to format documents.

 

Unit R005 – Creating an interactive product using multimedia components

Students will be able to develop and demonstrate their creative flair by combining multimedia components to create a vibrant, energetic or stimulating webpage or interactive product.
The content will provide students with the skills to:
• Design interactive products
• Create interactive products containing multimedia components
• Complete usability testing.

On completion of this unit, students will be able to show how the interactive product both meets the users needs and extends their own capability to understand applications.

 

Unit R006 – Creating digital images

This unit will enable students to acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills to enable them to create, edit, enhance and save different types of digital image.

 

The content will provide students with the skills to:
• Specify a digital image solution for a client’s need
• Create digital images
• Store, retrieve and present digital images.

 

Future Opportunities

Cambridge Nationals in ICT are media sector-focused, including film, television, web development, gaming and animation, and have IT at their heart. They provide knowledge in a number of key areas in this field from pre-production skills to digital animation and have a motivating, hands-on approach to both teaching and learning. Cambridge Nationals deliver skills across the whole range of learning styles and abilities, effectively engaging and inspiring all students to achieve great things.

 

Further Information

This is a vocationally-related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The everyday use of ICT, from PCs to smartphones, now impacts all of our lives. This new Cambridge Nationals in ICT reflects this and provides students with a solid understanding of the subject which they can use in their working lives. Three themes are covered: business information systems, creative and technical