The Diploma in IT

Preparing your students for further IT education or work 

We worked with over 600 employers, plus representatives from schools and higher education, to produce the Diploma in IT – a qualification that covers the real-world skills 14-19 year olds need to prepare for further study and work. 
How can the Diploma in IT benefit your students? 
With the Diploma in IT, students can:
keep up to date with the industry: real-world materials and examples keep their knowledge current
prepare for the next step: students can progress to higher education, an apprenticeship or full-time employment
develop skills not always taught in the classroom, including valuable business and interpersonal skills
engage with employers and universities: our occasional workshops bring students together with representatives from top universities and companies like IBM, Lastminute.com, Microsoft and John Lewis
incorporate other learning: students can take GCSEs and A-levels within, and in addition to the Diploma itself
connect with the wider world: past diploma students have worked with students in Ghana to share what they’ve learned
What resources are available to help deliver the Diploma in IT? 
If you’re involved with delivering the Multimedia module of the Diploma in IT, our Multimedia resource for Higher Level and Advanced Level students offers 2 web development projects can help. Access the resource <link to: http://diploma.e-skills.com/>
Help your students understand the organisational structure with the Technology in Business learning resource. This flexible resource can be used to a deliver the whole module, or parts of it can be used for individual lessons or tasks. Find Exploring Organisations at the BigAmbition website <link to: http://www.bigambition.co.uk/> 
Managing projects at Higher and Advanced levels is supported by the Project Management set of resources on BigAmbition. 
The Technology in Retail resource focuses on the retail lifecycle and the role of technology, which can help with the Potential of Technology module. 

We worked with over 600 employers, plus representatives from schools and higher education, to produce the Diploma in IT – a qualification that covers the real-world skills 14-19 year olds need to prepare for further study and work.

How can the Diploma in IT benefit your students?

With the Diploma in IT, students can:

  • keep up to date with the industry: real-world materials and examples keep their knowledge current
  • prepare for the next step: students can progress to higher education, an apprenticeship or full-time employment. and develop skills not always taught in the classroom, including valuable business and interpersonal skills
  • engage with employers and universities: our occasional workshops bring students together with representatives from top universities and companies like IBM, Lastminute.com, Microsoft and John Lewis
  • incorporate other learning: students can take GCSEs and A-levels within, and in addition to the Diploma itself
  • connect with the wider world: past diploma students have worked with students in Ghana to share what they’ve learned

What resources are available to help deliver the Diploma in IT?

If you’re involved with delivering the Multimedia module of the Diploma in IT, our Multimedia resource for Higher Level and Advanced Level students offers 2 web development projects that can help. Access the resource

Help your students understand the organisational structure with the Technology in Business learning resource. This flexible resource can be used to a deliver the whole module, or parts of it can be used for individual lessons or tasks. Find Exploring Organisations at the 

Managing projects at Higher and Advanced levels is supported by the Project Management set of resources on BigAmbition. 

The Technology in Retail resource focuses on the retail lifecycle and the role of technology, which can help with the Potential of Technology module. 

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