Information Technology

Course Outline
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.

Qualification Information:

Level: BTEC
Syllabus: Pearson
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

  • Website development

  • Using social media in Business

Entry Requirements

Level 2 threshold (5 A*- C grades or equivalent)

Pass grade or higher in Level 2 IT

What Will I Study?

Year 12

  • 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

Year 13

  • 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.