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BTEC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LEVEL 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate/Foundation Diploma at Madeley Academy

Course description


This course is a ‘must-have’ for every Sixth Form student. It provides the skills required for study at Madeley Academy and also for university, college or work. With elements such as spreadsheet modelling, information technology systems and website developments there are very few careers that do not require one or more of these skills. Information Technology is a fast moving area and, as such, needs to attract people to it that are fast moving and dynamic.


Course content


You will be able to study this subject with a choice of three courses:

Certificate - 2 mandatory units - 1 externally marked controlled assessment, Extended Certificate - 4 units - 3 mandatory units (1 written exam) plus 1 optional unit

Foundation Diploma -6 units - 4 mandatory units (1 written exam) plus 2 optional units. 

Mandatory Units: Information Technology Systems (Written exam), Creating Systems to Manage Information.

Optional Units: Using Social Media in Business, Programming, data Modelling, website Development and Computer Games Development. 



Entry requirements


  • Students must achieve a minimum of 4 GCSEs Grade A* - C plus English Language and Mathematics at grade 4.

Future opportunities

A course in Information Technology will open doors in both an academic or career based pathway.  All areas of employment demand every-increasing ICT skills to be held by its members and a qualification that is both skill and theory based can offer the foundation for further study at University or careers in public and private sector organisations in area such as:

  • Business Administration
  • E-Commerce
  • Finance
  • Knowledge Management
  • Marketing
  • Programming
  • Network Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Analysis
  • Web Administration
  • Web Development



Further information

Please contact Madeley Academy for further information.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Madeley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016
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