ICT (CiDA)

Examination Board: Pearson Edexcel

Course Title:  Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA)

Why should I choose to study ICT?

CiDA aims to empower learners to play an active role in the digital sector rather than being simply consumers of digital content. The course is designed to meet the needs of today’s creative industries, the qualifications cover imaging, creative multimedia, website development and computer game production.

What will I learn?

You will be covering the following topics:

  • Developing Web Products
    • Use web authoring software to produce attention grabbing web products
  • Creative Multimedia
    • Design and create effective multimedia products for specified purposes and audiences.
  • Artwork and Imaging
    • Design and create effective graphic products for specified purposes and audiences.
  • Game Making
    • Learn about different types of computer games, investigate what makes a game successful and learn how to plan, design and create great games for others to play.

What will be expected of me?

Students will be able to recall information regarding the effective use of ICT in order to analyse ICT problems. You will be required to create solutions which consider the needs of the audience and are fit for purpose. A good understanding of ICT terminology is required along with the ability to present information in a variety of different ways using different software packages. ICT has a big impact on everyday life so you will be expected to evaluate this using good research, analytical and evaluative skills.

What skills will I develop?

The course requires development of a range of skills. These include the use of a number of digital tools, development of independent learning, awareness of individual responsibilities in the digital world, planning, project management and communication skills.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through practical examination and completion of summative projects:-

Unit

Unit name

Assessment

1

Developing Web Products

Practical examination

2

Creative Multimedia

Summative project

3

Artwork and Imaging

Summative project

4

Game Making

Summative project

 

Where will this qualification lead me?

This qualification provides a broad and solid foundation for further study at Level 3 of various aspects of creative computing, such as graphic design, web design, computer games design and interactive media.