UK Schools "ICT" 19 replies

  • 1
  • 2

Please wait...

Enterprise2002

Your friendly nutcase

50 XP

15th December 2002

0 Uploads

873 Posts

0 Threads

#1 12 years ago

Hi, In my school instead of doing the GCSE ICT, they're doing some CLAiT Plus thing, now. If your in the UK and 15 or older, could you please answer the poll.

Thanks for your time. Also, if you have any comments on this, please feel free to post.




DavetheFo

RogueDevil / Rogue Angel

50 XP

29th May 2003

0 Uploads

8,689 Posts

0 Threads

#2 12 years ago

Never heard of it, but it has been 2 years since I left school now.




Enterprise2002

Your friendly nutcase

50 XP

15th December 2002

0 Uploads

873 Posts

0 Threads

#3 12 years ago

Oh, by the way, this is me being curious because my teachers say employers will look at our CV's, see the CLAiT Plus, and go "OMG! We must employ this person. NOW!"

I serisouly doubt that would happen, since from my experience majority people have no idea what it is, or have never heard of it.




S3phiroth

50 XP

2nd June 2004

0 Uploads

5,112 Posts

0 Threads

#4 12 years ago

I haven't heard of it.

ICT in our school was pretty boring and useless anyway, we just went on games and MSN.

We did do ECDL though alongside our GCSE in Y10.




SPDU89

Who Dares Wins

50 XP

31st December 2005

0 Uploads

739 Posts

0 Threads

#5 12 years ago

I'm still at school (oh the joy :sleep: ) and I've never heard of a "CLAiT Plus".




Mr. Matt VIP Member

#BanRadioActiveLobster

356,136 XP

17th June 2002

6 Uploads

33,633 Posts

778 Threads

#6 12 years ago

As far as I'm aware it's a set of vocational courses in various aspects of computer use, ranging from basic Windows use to some more advanced MS Office functions. Not entirely sure how it works, as I never took it (it is quite new I think), but I believe it is separated into modules, with a certificate for successfully completing each one. No idea what it stands for though. The only reason I even know this is because on the internet desk we often have trainee ICT teachers from my old school coming in for some kind of 'real-world' experience.

And remember, just because you haven't heard of it, it doesn't mean that employers haven't. I guarantee you that there are a lot of obscure qualifications out there that you won't have heard of yet, for software you won't even have any knowledge of yet, but they are highly regarded in various industries. Most of them will be obtained once you've left school, of course.




S3phiroth

50 XP

2nd June 2004

0 Uploads

5,112 Posts

0 Threads

#7 12 years ago
Mr. MattAs far as I'm aware it's a set of vocational courses in various aspects of computer use, ranging from basic Windows use to some more advanced MS Office functions. Not entirely sure how it works, as I never took it (it is quite new I think), but I believe it is separated into modules, with a certificate for successfully completing each one. No idea what it stands for though.

Sounds exactly like European Computer Driving License. Seperated into 8 modules 6 are software specific, 1 is networks etc and another is general stuff a little bit advanced. Worth a grade B.




DavetheFo

RogueDevil / Rogue Angel

50 XP

29th May 2003

0 Uploads

8,689 Posts

0 Threads

#8 12 years ago

Mr. Matt

And remember, just because you haven't heard of it, it doesn't mean that employers haven't. I guarantee you that there are a lot of obscure qualifications out there that you won't have heard of yet.

What, like the BA (hons) Soap Operas?




Mr. Matt VIP Member

#BanRadioActiveLobster

356,136 XP

17th June 2002

6 Uploads

33,633 Posts

778 Threads

#9 12 years ago

Well I was thinking more along the lines of vocational qualifications, but that works too, hehe.




Enterprise2002

Your friendly nutcase

50 XP

15th December 2002

0 Uploads

873 Posts

0 Threads

#10 12 years ago
Mr. MattAs far as I'm aware it's a set of vocational courses in various aspects of computer use, ranging from basic Windows use to some more advanced MS Office functions. Not entirely sure how it works, as I never took it (it is quite new I think), but I believe it is separated into modules, with a certificate for successfully completing each one. No idea what it stands for though. The only reason I even know this is because on the internet desk we often have trainee ICT teachers from my old school coming in for some kind of 'real-world' experience. And remember, just because you haven't heard of it, it doesn't mean that employers haven't. I guarantee you that there are a lot of obscure qualifications out there that you won't have heard of yet, for software you won't even have any knowledge of yet, but they are highly regarded in various industries. Most of them will be obtained once you've left school, of course.

Interesting point, but I'm not saying the course is useless or anything, but the thing that provoked this poll is that I've recently been going around an ICT company, spending most my time in development areas, but I've still been through everywhere else, and not a single person had heard of it.

No one, I even asked managers, basically everyone and no had a clue what it was. Oh and this company does keep up-to-date.

I don't think the course is uesless, but I do think the way it is marked it crap. Eg. I've recently taken the Spreadsheets, Graphs and Charts section. That'd be in MS Excel and I failed, this is why.

Question: To predict company targets for next year, you need to multiply this years profits by 90%.

My Answer: =(B3*1.9) My maths skills arn't great, and I misunderstood the question. It should have been....

Correct Answer: =(B3*0.9)

I failed because of that. That was the ONLY thing wrong in the ENTIRE exam. It's stupid to fail someone because of that if you ask me.




  • 1
  • 2