The new OCR Level 2 National Certificate in ICT is suitable
for students studying in preparation for employment in the
ICT sector, particularly in job roles where they will be expected
to use ICT skills, liaise with users and carry out ICT support
roles. This qualification is also suitable for those wishing
to gain a Level 2 qualification to support further study in
FE or in the workplace.
The National Certificate in ICT is structured as four separate qualifications to accommodate the needs and abilities of all Level 2 students: First Award, Award, First Certificate, and Certificate. These are challenging yet attainable qualifications which relate directly to the expectations of employers. They give students hands-on experience in a wide range of career-linked skills, while supporting their progression to the workplace, further education or higher education.
With only one mandatory unit (Unit 1: ICT Skills for Business),
students can choose from a total of 22 optional units, enabling
them to tailor their studies to their chosen career path.