By the end of this course students will be able to select and use appropriate ICT tools and techniques to help carry out investigations; capture and handle data; solve problems; make decisions; present and communicate information. 

Students will also be able to increase their awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of ICT and its impact on the way people live their lives - learn how to plan and manage projects and work effectively with others. 

The GCE in Applied ICT qualifies for UCAS points so if you complete it successfully you could move on to study for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma in related subjects such as ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, e-Business and Information Management. You could also go on to work based training such as IT User/Practitioner NVQs or vendor-specific qualifications. ICT skills are highly valued in all areas of industry, commerce and academia. 


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


Unit 1 - The Information Age:

Covers the information & communication technologies that enable people to access and exchange information and carry out transactions anytime, anywhere. Plus the impact that the internet has had on almost every aspect of life in the 21st century. Students will submit an e-portfolio reflecting their research on this topic.  

Unit 2 - The Digital Economy: 

Covers the growth of the global e-marketplace and its implications for business and the individual with in depth study of transactional websites and the use of database software to analyse data and inform business decisions. E-portfolio submission. 



Unit 3 - The Knowledge Worker:

How commerce selects, gathers, organises, interrogates and uses large amounts of data to build models of business situations. Formal examination, externally assessed.


Unit 8 - Managing ICT Projects:

This unit will introduce you to project management tools and methods and give you an opportunity to use specialist software to plan and monitor a realistic ICT based project. E-portfolio submission. 

Unit 10 - Using Multimedia Software:

In conjunction with Unit 8. Digital Multimedia combines two or more media types such as text, graphics and video, and allows us to present information in ways can that have a major impact on an audience. You will create a multimedia client solution. E-portfolio submission.

Unit 7 - Using Database Software: 

In this unit you will develop your database knowledge & skills further. You will learn the principles of data modelling and sound database design, and will use relational database software to build a working database system capable of storing and interrogating large quantities of data. Formal examination, externally assessed.

The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

United Learning