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BTEC Computer Engineering Level 2 Award at Queens Park Community School

Course description

The National BTEC Award in Computer Engineering is the first UK Nationally recognised qualification in Computer Assembly, Repairs and Maintenance. Students will have the opportunity to physically build and repair PCs. It is broadly equivalent to 2 GCSEs. It is worth 7 UCAS points.

Course content

The course is made up of five modules which are:

Unit 1: PC Assembly

Unit 2: PC Maintenance

Unit 3: Hard Drive Configuration

Unit 4: Communications

Unit 5: Backups and Storage

Entry requirements

The course runs on Wednesday afternoons so can be taken alongside any advanced level or level 2 courses except further mathematics, philosophy or the Career Academy.

You will need to have successfully completed GCSE ICT.

If the course is oversubscribed we will conduct interviews. Students will be selected based on their interest, experience and aptitude.


The Students are assessed with one paper which they can sit whenever they are ready. Two weeks’ notice needs to be given. Certificates and results take up to 6 weeks.

The BTEC course is run by "KanduIT" (Hull University) and is accredited by Edexcel.

Future opportunities

The faculty will take a £25 deposit from each student at the start of the course and will return the money on completion.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queens Park Community School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September