BTEC Level 3 IT

BTEC IT EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (Equivalent to 1 A-level)

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Course Outline

The IT industry is an exciting and constantly changing one with a wide range of opportunities. Employers are willing to pay people with strong IT skills and knowledge a lot of money and this course is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in the IT industry. Additionally, this course is designed to complement other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of degree courses, not necessarily in IT. It is an Extended Certificate equivalent to 1 A Level.
In this course students study the relationship between hardware and software, managing and communicating information and data, and the principles of designing and developing digital technologies and processes to support organisations across these units:
Units include:
Information Technology Systems
Creating Systems to Manage Information
Using Social Media in Business
Website Development


Assessment is ongoing throughout the two years and includes assignments, presentations and other portfolio based evidence, as well as two externally assessed units.

Into the future…

This course is widely accepted as an entrance qualification to study a range of courses at university. It is particularly suitable as a subject for those considering careers in IT, Media, Project Management, IT support, Business and Software development.

Click here to view the KS5 Curriculum Booklet.