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ICT Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate at East Surrey College

Course description

This qualification will give you experience in a wide range of IT skills from web design and Office applications to basic programming and hardware installation, and provide you with practical assignments. You will develop important skills needed by employers and it will provide stepping stones for entry to employment.

Course content

The Level 2 Extended Certificate consists of three core units and six optional units that provide a total of 120 credits. You will be required to undertake GCSE retakes (English & Maths) if you have not yet achieved A*-C in these areas. Students will also participate in work experience or a work based project during non-college days.
Core Units
- Unit 1 – The Online World (External Assessment)
- Unit 2 – Technology Systems (External Assessment)
- Unit 3 – A Digital Portfolio
Optional Units from the following list
- Unit 4 – Creating Digital Animation
- Unit 6 – Creating Digital Graphics
- Unit 8 – Mobile Apps Development
- Unit 11 – Computer Networks
- Unit 12 – Software Development
- Unit 13 – WEbsite Development
N.B. Optional Units are subject to change


Entry requirements

Five GCSEs grade D or above, including English and Maths or BTEC Level 1 Diploma and GCSE grade A* - D in English and Maths.


Unit 1 and Unit 2 will be externally assessed with an online test. All other units are formally assessed by completed assignment work to meet deadlines.

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31/08/2016, tuition is free. If you are 19 or over please consult Client Services for advice and guidance on funding and eligibility.
Please be aware that there may be additional costs for equipment and educational visits. This information will be available from the curriculum staff at interview.

Future opportunities

Obtaining a merit or above in this course will allow you to move on to IT BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or employment at a junior level.

Further information

Equipment needed:
USB stick or Sky Drive, folder, pen, pencil, notepaper
If you have any outstanding queries please contact our Client Services team on 01737 788444.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Surrey College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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