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Information Technology BTEC Level 3

Awarding Body

Edexcel (Extended Certificate)

Assessment Structure

Mixture of internal coursework and external coursework/exam.

Minimum entry requirement

  • NBP16C level 3 entry requirements
  • Level 2 IT BTEC Merit (if taken)

Why should I study 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 hands on 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?

The course covers four main topic areas:

The role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.
The design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information.
How businesses use social media to promote their products and services.
How data modelling can be used to solve problems. You will design and implement a data model to meet client requirements.

How will I learn?

Teacher-led activities, individual and group work, presentations, debates, role-play and simulations and the comprehensive use of IT.  You will be developing, analysing and evaluating your own IT solutions to problems facing businesses and organisations, as well as building strong core knowledge about how IT is used in the workplace.

What can I do with my qualification?

IT BTEC will contribute towards a range of opportunities and future choices.  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 do students say?

“A great way to develop practical IT skills.”  Year 12 student

“I have got a really good understanding of how IT is used in the real world.  I feel like I am building up skills I can use at university or in work” Year 13 student