Introduction to Digital Technology is a foundation course for the Creative Media Production, Graphic Design, Media and Communications and Mass Communications pathways. This course is designed for secondary school students to understand, communicate and adapt to a digital world as it impacts their personal life, society and the business world. It will expose students to foundational knowledge in hardware, software, networks, and IT support. Learners will be required to identify, describe, evaluate, select and use appropriate technology. Various forms of technologies will be highlighted to expose students to the emerging technologies impacting the digital world and the legal and ethical constraints which impact on them.
- 60 Contact Hours
On successful completion of this unit, a learner will:
- Identify, describe, evaluate, select and use appropriate technology.
- Understand, communicate and adapt to a digital world.
- Explain the basic components of computer networks.
- Describe, analyse, develop and follow policies for managing ethical and legal issues in a technology-based society.
- Diploma in Media and Graphic Design
This Pearson and ACTT approved foundation programme is geared toward CXC/CSEC graduates as an alternative to CAPE, 6th Form or Level 3 study. It provides learners with the opportunity to pursue a combined, higher-level qualification in Media and Graphic Design as a pathway to undergraduate study.
Graduates of this foundation programme can progress directly to Pearson’s Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production or Art and Design and upon successful completion be eligible for the final year of an honours degree in Mass Communications or Graphic Design from the University of Sunderland.