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Information and Creative Technology First Extended Certificate - BTEC - Level 2 at Crawley College

Course description

You’ll become proficient in many of the skills needed in the IT industry such as installing and maintaining hardware, and how to manage a ‘live’ project. Using industry-standard software, you’ll gain practical knowledge to boost your employability.

The Level 2 BTEC in ICT is a rigorous specialist vocational programme, with a strong work related emphasis. It offers practical units combined with an extensive range of teaching and learning methods that enhance the learners’ self confidence. A range of disciplines are taught on the course in order to maximise learners’ skills base and improve employability. The learner will also gain an in-depth understanding of how the IT industry is structured, and learn how they can develop a career in this challenging, exciting, dynamic industry. We aim to give your coursework assignments a professional and realistic context. The course also develops creative use of ICT looking at video and audio uses for ICT in workplace.

This course offers an opportunity to gain some of the necessary skills required to work in Business and Information Technology. You will use software packages such as Microsoft Office and Photoshop. Learn by doing work based projects where you are required to research, plan and present a ‘live’ project.

On the course you will study subjects such as ‘Digital Graphics’, ‘The Online World’ and ‘Installing and Maintaining Hardware’ to improve your knowledge and professionalism in using ICT.

In addition to the main qualification you will also be expected to study GCSEs in Maths and English. These are assessed via presentations, assignments and time constrained examinations.

The course is made up of 9 units. There is an external examination unit, ‘The Online World’ and two further core units ‘Technology Systems’ and Digital Portfolio’.  Other units are chosen from a range to suit the needs of the learners. These might include:

  • Creating Video
  • Computer Networks
  • Digital Graphics
  • Installing and Maintaining Hardware
  • Multimedia Product

Entry requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D including English or maths. You may also have completed the Level 1 Business programme.


Units are assessed via coursework and examinations. A range of assessment methods for coursework are used such as presentations, projects and assignments.

Financial information

16-18 year olds will not have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. However they are required to pay for other third party costs, such as books, equipment and educational trips/visits.

Students aged over 19 on the start date of their studies, have to pay tuition fees. In addition they are expected to pay awarding body registration and exam fees, other third party costs, such as books, equipment and educational trips/visits.

Some students may be eligible for a fee concession, although in most cases some element of the fees will have to be paid.

Please note: Other costs (books, uniforms, trips, materials etc) will be £100.00.You may be entitled to a reduction if you are eligible for financial support. For more information on this and other financial support options please contact Admissions on 01293 442201/205/206 or 453474 (Haywards Heath 01444 446848) or visit the website Why Choose Us section for more information.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion applicants are able to progress onto a BTEC Level 3 Diploma course or employment.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 April 2016