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Information Technology BTEC Level 3 at The Billericay School

Course description

Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the BTEC/OCR national IT courses focus on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. The exact course offered will be confirmed at the induction

Course content

Unit 1: Fundamentals of IT
A sound understanding of IT technologies and practices is essential for IT professionals. Information learnt in this unit will create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and how businesses use IT.

Unit 2: Global Information
The purpose of this unit is to demonstrate the uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the Internet, by individuals and organisations. You will discover that good management of both data and information is essential and that it can give any organisation a competitive edge.

3 Further Units:
These will be optional units and may be chosen from areas such as:
Computer Networks
Cyber Security
Mobile Technology
Web Design and Prototyping
Computer Systems Hardware
Computer Systems Software
Application Design
Product Development

Entry requirements

B grade in ICT or computer science GCSE or a B grade in science and a grade 5 in Maths are required to take the course.


There will be a mixture of both internal and external assessments. At least two externally examined units and a choice of three further units which are either examined or centre-assessed and moderated by the exam board.

Future opportunities

You will develop professional, personal and social skills as well as the theoretical knowledge and understanding to underpin these skills. These support the transferable skills required by universities and employers such as communication, problem solving, time management, research and analytical skills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 January 2017
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    • The size of our Sixth Form gives us greater resources than smaller institutions and this means we are more able to offer a wider range of subject and course combinations at A level & BTEC level 3.

      • A highly qualified and experienced staff that have a proven track record of working successfully at A level.
      • Excellent study facilities and subject resources (including state of the art media and music facilities).
      • Personalised care and support through a personal tutor and the Sixth Form pastoral team, supporting and monitoring your progress and acting as a contact point with home.
      • An exceptional curriculum enrichment programme.
      • Access to the school’s sport and gym facilities.
      • Outstanding guidance and support for university, employment or training.