• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyOCR


This is an A Level Mix it up programme. You will study this course alongside A Levels.

This applied IT course is ideal for having hands-on practical experience in IT, in the first year you would cover two units on The Fundamentals of IT and Global information. This helps to develop your key knowledge and skills and gives an insight into how global information is used and developed.

In the second year of the course there is a bespoke pathway that is the Application Developer Pathway and this covers Application Design, Software Engineering for Business and Games Design and Prototyping. This offers diversity and a range of transferable skills to enhance future career and progression choices.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vay.

Modules include:

Communication and Employability Skills for IT
• Personal attributes valued by employers
• Principles of effective communication
• Using IT to communicate effectively
• Addressing personal development needs

Information Systems
• How organisations use business information
• Issues related to use of information
• Features and Functions of Information Systems
• Using IT tools to produce management information

Understanding Social Media for Business
• The concept of social media
• Social Media in the business environment
• Benefits of Social Media for businesses

Website Production
• Web architecture and components
• Factors influencing website performance
• Designing websites
• Creating websites

• The technologies required for e-commerce
• The impact of e-commerce on organisations
• The effects of e-commerce on society
• Planning an e-commerce strategy

Digital Graphics
• Hardware and software required to work with graphics
• Types of graphic images and file formats
• Using editing tools to edit and manipulate images
• Creating and modifying graphic images


September- June

Entry requirements

You should have achieved at least five 9-5 grades at GCSE (not equivalents), including English language and maths. An average GCSE point score of 5.5 recommended (only GCSE grades for this score, not equivalents).

In the first year both units are mandatory and are assessed through external examinations and the second year is assessed through internally assessed work in the form of written assignments.

University Opportunities: Past students have progressed to study degrees in other subjects such as English, law, and sciences and often progressed to teaching degrees, both primary and secondary.

Career Opportunities: Career opportunities include IT Technician, app developer, data analyst, programming and the course has support from employers such as BT, Barclays, Cisco, IBM and Naace.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form to apply for A Levels. You only need to apply once for A Level programmes. After receiving your application form you will be invited to attend an informal interview where you will have a chance to discuss which specific A Level subjects you would like to enrol on.

If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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A Level students will be based in MC6, a modern, vibrant environment which promotes independent learning and study. The centre bridges the gap between school and university, with specialist classrooms and laboratories and open plan study and social spaces.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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