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L3 BTEC Extended Certificate (1 A-level equivalent)

Why study this course?

BTEC IT is suitable for the following: 

  • Pursuing a career in IT and technology
  • Developing and acquiring skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of different areas of IT
  • Developing practical skills for application to real-life situations
  • Gaining a broad understanding of different IT disciplines 
  • Developing highly desirable skills for future study or employment
  • Preference for assessment by coursework


Potential  careers:

Students studying BTEC IT will find it beneficial for careers within: 

  • Software development
  • Software engineering
  • Web design
  • Hardware and software installation
  • Hardware and software configuration
  • Network support and management
  • Technical support
  • Digital strategy
  • IT consultancy
  • Data management and protection
  • Analytics 
  • Digital media
  • Information systems 

Course content

The objective of this qualification is to give learners the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in IT. Learners 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. The additional mandatory units that this qualification includes are Unit 9: IT Project Management and Unit 11: IT Cyber Security and Incident Management (synoptic). This qualification also covers areas such as data modelling and analytics, mobile internet technologies, creative technologies and enterprise for IT, creating a dynamic and engaging course. 


Year 1: 

Unit 2: Creating systems to manage information

Unit 3: Using social media in business


Year 2: 

Unit 1: Information technology systems

Unit 6: Website development

Staff contact:

Mr Askey and Mr Pearce