Information Technology


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: BTEC Level 3
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Why study IT?

  • I want to learn to use a wide variety of software packages including graphics, sound & video editing, developing websites and multimedia and also to build and upgrade a computer system
  • I like to learn in a practical way and prefer coursework to written exams.

What does the course consist of?

  • The Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level) includes;
    • Information Technology Systems (Exam)
    • Creating Systems to Manage Information (Databases)
    • Using Social Media in Business
    • Data Modelling or Website Development
  • The Diploma (equivalent to two A Levels) includes;
    • All of the Subsidiary units shown above, plus;
    • IT Project Management
    • Cyber Security and Incident Management
    • Animation and Graphics
    • Computer Games or Mobile App Development.

How is this course assessed?

  • One exam to be taken in the second year
  • A controlled online assessment
  • Continuous coursework assessment throughout the year.

What might this course lead on to?

  • Studying ICT at University
  • Any career which requires advanced ICT practical skills – Computer Games Programming, Website Design, ICT Technician, Graphics or Multimedia Design.
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