CiDA (Certificate in Digital Applications) is a single award which offers students to achieve the CiDA at Level 2 certificate. Students who successfully achieve CiDA at Level 2 will be awarded grades A*-C, which are equivalent in value to GCSE grades A*-C.
This qualification aims to empower learners to play an active role in the digital sector rather than being simply consumers of digital content. It is tailor-made to meet the needs of today’s creative industries, the qualifications cover imaging, creative multimedia, website development and computer game production.
This course is ideal for students who want the opportunity to explore and acquire a broad understanding and knowledge of the creative digital industries, and the ability to apply that knowledge in practical contexts. It will equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to design and make effective digital products.
CiDA at Level 2 consists of 2 units.
Unit 1 Developing Web Products:
This Mandatory Unit is externally assessed through a practical computer based examination, where you are expected to design a given specific web product. It is worth 25% of the overall grade.
Unit 2 Creative Multimedia:
This Unit is a Summative Project which is Internally Assessed. (Designing, developing and evaluating a practical project). It is marked by teachers and moderated externally by Pearson Edexcel. It is worth 75% of the overall qualification.
The CiDA course gives students the skills they need to support future learning and to exploit the creative and commercial employment opportunities on offer in the digital world. Students will have the opportunity to acquire and apply creative and technical skills using a variety of different software applications such as; web-design and interactive multimedia. Students will also take a practical approach, developing and evaluating ICT-based scenarios to solve problems.