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Course description

The L3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Information Technology (IT) is designed to give students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment or future studies in further education at university.

Students are given the opportunity to learn advanced features of spreadsheets, web design and databases. The course contains a number of practical projects and assignments, covering aspects such as how IT is used, the importance and value of information, the impact that IT has had on society and the legislation relating to IT.

The IT BTEC requires problem solving skills and the ability to accurately analyse situations. You will, through the completion of various projects, design and implement a small-scale system for real end-users. You will identify your own end-user, discuss their requirements and design a new system to the specified requirements. This diploma is equivalent to one A-Level.

Entry requirements

Students need to be self-motivated and able to work on extended research and practical projects. Organisation and attention to technical detail are of great importance.


Each unit will contain an assignment or project, which will be assessed and given a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Consistency is key when creating a strong portfolio of work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact JCoSS directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015
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