North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

IT practitioners: BTEC national award

 

Awarding Body

Edexcel

Level 3 (equivalent to 1 A level)

100% coursework

Core units

• Communication and employability

• Computer systems

Options: – all 4 will be studied

• Computer animation

• Website production and management

• E-commerce

• Computer Graphics

Minimum requirement for entry onto the course

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement. You do not have to have taken ICT at GCSE or BTEC IT Level 2. If you are a post 16 student with a one year level 2 vocational qualification, the minimum requirement is a merit.

  

Why should I follow this course?

You will choose this course if you are a practical person with strong problem solving skills, an interest in IT and a desire to get started in the workplace. This 100% coursework based course will reward dedication with exciting opportunities for independent learning and development of ideas. Individual coursework elements have deadlines throughout the two years for draft and final submissions.

What will I learn?

Core units

• Communication and employability

• Computer systems

Options: – all 4 will be studied

• Computer animation

• Website production and management

• E-commerce

• Computer Graphics

What teaching and learning methods will be used?

A wide variety of teaching methods will be used, including teacher-led introduction activities, group collaborative work to understand the finer details of a task and finally, individual work on coursework tasks.

What can I do when I have my qualification?

This qualification will suit students who wish to gain practical experience within the IT sector and who want to enter employment in this area. The course earns UCAS points in the same way as other A levels and can therefore be used by students wishing to move on to university or college.

What minimum qualification will I need?

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement. You do not have to have taken ICT at GCSE or BTEC IT Level 2. If you are a post 16 student with a one year level 2 vocational qualification, the minimum requirement is a merit.

Examination board:

Edexcel