The IT pathway is a route for students that are committed to working with technology long term. The pathway builds on the ethos of IT at New Bridge School and works around 3 clear strands:
- Technical Support
- Media Production
- Enterprise Skills
The IT pathway work towards 3 main qualifications:
- ITQ Level 1 and 2 Certificate (2 years) or ITQ Level 2 Diploma (3 Years).
- Creative iMedia Level 1 and 2 Certificate (2 years) or Diploma (3 years).
- IT Practitioner at Level 1 and 2 Certificate (2 years) or Diploma (3years).
Students study many different topics such as creating viral ads in Video Production, designing games in Programming, recording sound effects in Music Technology, hardware installation in Technical IT and designing a promotional canvas in Photo Design, to name just a few. Students also have work shadowing sessions with the school technicians, which is a stepping stone for external work experience with local companies.
The option students can choose to study at the Learning Centre is Enterprise. This option develops skills to help run a business called New Bridge Printers, creating flyers, posters, business cards to help promote the company whilst learning production skills such as mug, t-shirt and canvas printing. The students follow a series of enterprise responsibilities and build evidence for a qualification called Developing Enterprise Skills.
Overall IT has seen massive change over the last 12 months and we continually endeavour to provide students with a rounded experience of IT in the real world, preparing them for a future saturated with technology, preparing them for work or giving a better quality of life.