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IT Technology BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Congleton High School

Course description

In every sector of the economy, workers with IT skills are in high demand. This area of study offers a variety of career paths from network engineers to the more creative areas of web design and graphics. The BTEC course helps develop real world practical skills that industry is crying out for. Alternatively, this is an excellent pathway into University.

Students will develop problem-solving skills through the practical application of information and communication technology, as well as the ability to analyse, appraise and make critical judgments about the use of information and communication technology systems. In addition they will also develop the interpersonal skills necessary for communicating with others.

Course content

To achieve the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in IT, you must complete three Mandatory Units:
- Information Technology Systems (written exam)
- Creating Systems to Manage Information (exam board set task)
- Using Social Media in Business (coursework)

and one optional unit taken from a wide choice, which might include:

- Data modelling
- Website Development

You will be taught the main skills you need to complete assessment tasks, but you will be expected to develop your skill s to a much higher level independently. Assessment is a mixture of written examination, exam board set tasks and coursework.

Entry requirements

Ideally you will have completed the CIDA course but this is not a requirement.

Assessment

You will be taught the main skills you need to complete assessment tasks, but you will be expected to develop your skills to a much higher level independently. Assessment is a mixture of written examination, exam board set tasks and coursework.

Future opportunities

The course could lead to a wide variety of careers in IT or computing, depending on the specialist skills the students have developed. The new BTECs are qualifications recognised by the Russell Group Universities.

Further information

This course can be taken in conjunction with other
vocational or academic courses at Congleton High School Sixth Form or The Congleton College.
ICT complements all A Level courses, especially Media Studies and Mathematics. The skills and knowledge developed on this course will be invaluable for all studies at this level. There is also potential for students to extend the qualification beyond the Extended Certificate.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Congleton High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2016
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