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ICT Level 3 BTEC National Diploma at Suffolk One

Course description

This course gives an insight into the large and vibrant world of IT for students interested in working in this industry. Learn about employability and structure of the industry, gain an understanding of computer and information systems, and gain the skills to tackle web customization, communications technology, and advance database and spread sheet management.

You will learn a range of skills, use a variety of tools, consider computer architecture and work on an advanced and detailed project.

Course content

Some of the things you might do on the course include:

Learn an understanding of computer systems and components, processors and buses

Assess human computer interaction and the impact on society, the economy, and culture

Data modelling techniques and creating your own models for the capture and management of data. Discuss the impact of the gaming revolution on society, in terms of education, time, cost and psychological factors

Know how data is represented in control systems, such as coding, logical operators and numbers, and the understanding of the requirements of control systems

Learn about the potential threats to ICT systems and security, and learn how to keep systems and data secure

Entry requirements

5 GCSE A* - C including Maths or English.


100% coursework

Each unit contains a pass, merit and distinction criteria for unit assessment and grading. All units are internally assessed through coursework assignments, projects or practical activities.

Future opportunities

This Level Three course is equivalent to three A-Levels, and has the same UCAS accreditation. The BTEC Diploma will allow you to either access employment or further work-based qualifications such as NVQ's or will allow you progression onto Degree courses in this subject area.

Further information

Which subjects complement this A Level?


Art and design

Modern Foreign languages


Business studies

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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