IT Technology BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Congleton High School
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.
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.
Ideally you will have completed the CIDA course but this is not a requirement.
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.
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.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Congleton High School directly.