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Information Communication Technology BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at The Mandeville School

Course description

This course is designed with the technical person in mind – it combines both practical ability and the ability to solve problems, alongside using new e-learning tools such as Blogging and Cloud Storage to presenting work portfolios.

The course will help build practical and theoretic skills and will allow students to gain an understanding of the role of an IT Technician.

The students will be able to work on computers at the school, thus allowing them “hands on” experience. Any practical work carried out by students can be logged and used for assessment purposes.

The course is ideally suited to someone looking to pursue a career in IT technical support or looking to study an IT course at university.

Course content

Students taking this course will learn how to:

  • Understand the IT industry, including communication and job seeking skills
  • Assess and recommend computer components for a client
  • Install and upgrade computer software for a business
  • Develop computer animations for a given audience
  • Understand the uses of e-Commerce
  • Develop advanced computer graphics

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C (including Maths and English). Preferably BTEC First in ICT – achieving a Merit or better.


100% assessed through 6 written coursework units, evaluating a range of skills including presentation skills, written communication, hardware and software knowledge and advanced ICT practitioner skills. There is no examination element.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Mandeville School directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years