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Qualification

L3 BTEC IT

Why study this course?

• If you enjoy or are interested in IT
• If you wish to acquire skills, knowledge and understanding in a variety of different areas of IT, with a particular focus on developing practical skills for real life situations
• If you want to gain a broad understanding of IT and be able to study selected areas in more depth
• To develop IT skills that are highly desirable to employers and universities
• If a practical approach to learning appeals to you
• If you want to develop independent learning skills
• If you prefer a bias towards assessment via coursework rather than examination

Potential careers:

• Software developer
• Software engineers
• Web designers
• Hardware and software installation/ configurations

• Network support technicians • Network managers
• Technical support
• Remote technical support

• Digital strategy management • IT consultants

Course content

You may study some/all of the following:

Extended Certificate
Year 12
• Unit 2 Creating Systems to Manage Information • Unit 3 Using Social Media in Business
• Unit 1 Information Technology Systems
Year 13
• Unit 1 Information Technology Systems
• Unit 6 Website Development

National Diploma
Year 12
• Unit 2 Creating Systems to Manage Information • Unit 3 Using Social Media in Business
• Unit 1 Information Technology Systems
• Unit 4 Programming
• Unit 17 Digital 2D and 3D Graphics
Year 13
• Unit 1 Information Technology Systems
• Unit 6 Website Development
• Unit 9 IT Project Management
• Unit 11 Cyber Security and Incident Management

Staff contact:

Ms O’Reilly and Mr Kerry