Computing, Games and IT

Information Technology (IT Infrastructure Technician) Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This study programme starts in September and runs for one year.

Entry requirements

You are required to hold an IT qualifications, have English and maths at grade 3/D (or Level 1 Functional Skills).


You will achieve

You will receive a level 2 Diploma in IT ( Cambridge Techical Diploma)

Course overview

This course is suitable if you are seeking a career within the IT industry or progress onto further study. This course allows you to learn about  different technologies and the types of IT. It will give you an overview of how IT and Computing Systems can be merged and work together to  produce benefits for companies and individuals.

Suited to people who want a career in creative IT this course will help you towards a career as a computer technician, in programming, games design or website development and maintenance

At the cutting edge of new developments, just like the digital industry itself, this Information and Creative Technology course is a fantastic introduction to the entire sector. If you want to learn both coding and creative skills in real-life scenarios, from hardware programming to graphic design, this is the course for you.


Course content

Course themes:

•The Online world
•Database development
•Installing and maintaining hardware
•Technology systems
•Computer networks
•Installing and maintaining software
•Digital portfolio
•Developing spreadsheets

Level 2 course specifications



Two of the units are externally assessed and the rest are assessed using various assignments and continually assessed.

You will require a 8gb USB Flash Drive along with a folder and paper, pens and pencil.

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

Upon completion, you could progress onto a level 3 full time programme or apprenticeship.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Information Technology (IT Infrastructure Technician) Level 2 Full-time

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