The next generation Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA) is a level 2 vocational qualification for creative students who have a passion for digital applications. CiDA will help students unleash their creative potential. CiDA promotes the creative use of digital applications, enabling students to make the leap from passive consumers to active digital producers of digital content. CiDA is inspiring and challenging.
Students that enjoy using digital products will love this qualification. Its real-life, outcome-driven approach inspires and challenges students to demonstrate what they know and are able to do in real-world contexts. CiDA promotes independent learning. The project-based nature of this qualification allows students to progress at their own speed and showcase what they are capable of.
Assessment There are two units: Unit 1 is assessed via a practical 2½ hours computer-based examination set by the exam board in which you will need to demonstrate your ability to design, build and test a web product. 25% of the marks – Externally Assessed Unit 2 is assessed by the creation of an e-portfolio of digital evidence – there is no written examination for Unit 2 and the assessment is therefore based 100% on coursework. 75% of the marks – Internally Assessed
Progression/Further study Skills in digital applications provide a wide range of career options as well as a route into further and higher education. The course is written in such a way that it provides a good grounding for further study in ICT and the skills for using ICT in the workplace.