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IT — Level 2 Extended Certificate

Digital, Games Development and ICT

Course ID: 173789

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • Within this course you will develop your skills and work on industry styled projects.
  • 1-year course taught over 3 or 4 days, Maths and English will be studied alongside at GCSE or Functional Skills.
  • Start: September.
  • Full academic year (September – June).
  • Study in our state-of-the-art Digital Academy at our Arts Centre campus.

What to expect from the course

What does it cover? (modules)
The Online World
Technology Systems
Digital Portfolio
Installing and Maintaining Computer Software
Mobile App Development
Automated Computer Systems
Computer Security in practice
Computer networks

You will research the online world and technology systems, design and create a mobile app, learn about networking and creating your own network, install hardware into computers as part of your assignment and learn how this can be maintained. Our very own robot, Pepper will make an appearance and you will design, develop and install a program. Finally, you will learn the importance of computer security and apply your knowledge in securing machines in our computer hardware room.

How is it assessed?
You will be internally assessed through assignments set and marked by your teachers. Work will be graded at a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Two externally assessed exams at the end of the year.


Your study programme (age 16-18):
BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology
Continue to develop Maths and English
Tutorial and Work experience will be part of the study programme to develop life skills, build confidence to progress in your career journey.

Your study programme (age 19+):
BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology
NCFE Level 2 certificate in Data protection
Opportunity for Level 2 in Employability Skills
Opportunity to develop Maths and English

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

On successful completion of this course, you’ll be ready to progress onto our Level 3 Diploma in IT. Progression is not restricted and there is still opportunity to progress into our Level 3 Diploma in Games Development.
If you also achieve your maths and English then this will open the opportunity to progress to a T-level in Digital Support Services or Digital Production, Design and Development.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Open to learners of all ages.

Ideal for you if you have a Level 1 qualification or equivalent. (Grade 2s and 3s in Maths and English).


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 3024.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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