I.T (BTEC)

BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE – EQUIVALENT TO ONE A LEVEL

Introduction to course

The new BTEC Extended Certificate in Information Technology uses a combination of assessment styles to give students confidence which they can apply to succeed in the workplace – and have the study skills to continue learning throughout their career. The range of vocational assessments – both practical and written – means learners can showcase their learning and achievements to best effect when taking their next step in IT, whether that's supporting applications to higher education courses or to potential employers. Students will become advanced users of the Microsoft Suite as well as other multimedia products. Students will develop their skills in project planning, identifying user needs, testing and the product cycle

Exam board/specification

Pearson Edexcel

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 5 in GCSE English Language
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
  • Desirable ICT qualification

Modules/units

Year 1 units

  • Creating Systems to Manage Information (Mandatory)
  • Using Social Media in Business (Mandatory)

Year 2 units

  • Information Technology Systems (Mandatory)
  • Data Modelling or Website Development (Optional)

Assessment

Year 1

  • Creating Systems to Manage Information (coursework- set and marked by Pearson)
  • Using Social Media in Business (Coursework)

Year 2

  • Information Technology Systems (120 GLH) (Written Examination)
  • Data Modelling or Website Development (60 GLH (coursework)

Progression Routes

The qualification will give learners the opportunity to enter employment in the IT and Computing sector or move onto University to study a Degree in ICT/Computer Science.