This qualification gives you a great platform to further develop your ICT skills as well as communication and problem solving skills. It will build on skills learnt at GCSE and be a stepping stone to further education and the world of work in a wide variety of subjects and careers.
Duration: 2 Years
The BTEC in IT is a Level 3 qualification which is the equivalent of an A-level. It is at a more advanced level than the work you will have done in Year 11.
The learning programme covers the following content areas:
Information technology systems
Database design and implementation
Using social media in Business
Level 2 threshold (5 A*- C grades or equivalent)
Pass grade or higher in Level 2 IT
What Will I Study?
Using social media in business – Explore different social media websites and the ways in which they can be used to improve business.
Creating systems to manage information – Design, develop and implement a database structure for a given scenario
Information technology systems – exam-based unit that will explore the relationship between hardware and software that form the IT system
Website development – review existing websites then design and create a website using different software and code.
How Will I Be Assessed?
All units will be assessed and graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*
The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the IT course are:
Examinations – all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a written outcome
Set tasks – learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task.
Career Opportunities & Progression
A course in IT provides an excellent foundation both for those looking for employment when they leave school, or who wish to go on to higher education to study subjects such as computer science, IT, software development, business and accounting and finance.