Course at a glance

The Accredited Level 2 ICT Diploma introduces students to information, communication and technology, whilst investigating its various applications in current society. Through study of the course students will develop analytical and evaluative skills as well as methods relating to independent research. These methods will allow students to gain insight into a wide range of ICT applications and concepts.

The course is designed to be accessible for those with limited ICT backgrounds, and as such is an excellent starting point for students wishing to learn more about information, communication and technology.

The course is a year in length and divided into 2 units of study. At the end of each unit there is an associated TMA (Tutor Marked Assessment) which students are required to complete and submit. The course is formally assessed by an average grade being attained from the 2 submitted Assessments.

Accredited Level 2 ICT Diploma Entry Requirements

Basic English reading and writing skills, as full tutor support is given.

All students must be 16 years of age or above.

Study Hours

Approximately 160 hours.

Accredited Level 2 ICT Diploma Course Duration

1 Year.


You can enrol on the course at any time.

Awarding Body

AccordAI/Accord Certified

Quality Licence Scheme

Assessment Method

Two tutor marked assignments; one assignment after each unit.

Accredited Level 2 ICT Diploma Course Content 

Accredited Level 2 ICT Diploma Unit 1: ICT Basics

Module 1: Hardware, software, memory and storage

The first unit starts by looking at the computer and processing in general terms; what are these devices and how can we use them in everyday life. The unit also looks at methods of data storage and backup.

  • The computer
  • Processors
  • Input and output devices
  • Storage devices
  • Memory and backup
  • Types of software
  • Commands and user interfaces

Module 2: Word processing, desk top publishing and spreadsheets

Word processing is perhaps the most common tool of computing – this unit explores word processing and formatting concepts and also explores desk top publishing in terms of enhancing documents and modelling

  • Word processing software
  • Formatting
  • Graphics in documents
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Modelling

Module 3: Databases, graphics and presentation software

In this unit database creating is explained and explored together with looking at a variety of data storage methods. In addition, the unit provides opportunity to look at video and audio editing software components and uses.

  • Creating databases
  • Sorting data
  • Video and audio editing software
  • Graphics software
  • Presentation software 

Accredited Level 2 ICT Diploma Unit 2: The Future

Module 4: Communications, networking and the internet

Using ICT for communication is part of modern life. This unit explores networks, networking and how these tools are used within different contexts including social networking

  • Types of network
  • Data transmission
  • The internet
  • Security issues
  • Social networking

Module 5: Applications

The final unit explores concepts and processes related to web authoring and data capture.

  • Web authoring
  • Data capture
  • Encoding
  • Examples


This Accredited Level 2 ICT Diploma can be used in preparation for progressing to higher level study in relevant ICT subjects (for example Accredited Level 3 Diplomas) or as a vehicle for career development or to fulfil entry requirements to education courses.