Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT

One A level equivalent

Ofqual reguation number 601/7099/2
OCR Entry code 05840
First registration date 01/09/2016
Approved age range 16–18, 19+
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 360 hours
UCAS points You’ll find further information on the UCAS website.
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 460
Performance table points You’ll find information on performance tables on the DfE website.
Exam sessions each year January and June
Eligible for funding
It’s designed to meet the funding requirements of a 16–19 study programme.

Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However it would be advantageous if learners have studied similar unit content at Level 2. It is recommended that learners have, or are working towards, a grade 4/grade C or above in maths and English GCSEs.

This qualification has been designed:

  • - for learners who are on a 16–19 study programme
  • - to meet the Department for Education’s characteristics for a Tech Level qualification.

This qualification is suitable for learners:

  • - studying to prepare for employment in the IT sector
  • - who want to progress into IT-related apprenticeships
  • - who want to gain a level 3 qualification to support further study in Further Education (FE) or to progress to Higher Education (HE) in in IT
  • - studying for career development and who are already in employment.

Qualification structure Learners must achieve a total of a total of 5 units consisting of 2 mandatory examined units and 3 further units. The choice of units will depend on the specialist pathway selected. Assessment method/model Units 1 and 2 are assessed by exam and marked by us. Your centre staff will internally assess all the other units and we will moderate them. Grading The units are graded Pass, Merit and Distinction. The qualification is graded P, M, D, D*. Examination resits Learners can resit an examined unit once before they complete the qualification. Repeat submission of learner’s work If you and the learner feel they haven’t performed at their best during the assessment, the learner can, at your discretion, improve their work and resubmit it to you for assessment. You must follow our requirements on authenticity and feedback in section 8. Employer It is a requirement that employers are engaged in the delivery of OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT, Foundation Diploma in IT, Diploma in IT and Extended Diploma in IT 10 engagement this qualification. Further information can be found in the individual units (where relevant) and in Section 5.