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Business Information Systems BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at Newcastle College

Course description

The Business Information Systems course will enable you to develop into an effective user or provider of technical business services.
You will build knowledge and skills in business,
enabling technologies and analytics.

The Diploma in Business Information Systems is designed to develop your knowledge and exp?ertise in the analysis, development and application of socio-technical systems and the importance of information technology and computing in society. It provides an understanding of the underpinning theoretical foundations of information, technology and systems applied to modern business environments.

Course content

The Diploma in Business Information Systems comprises of modules studied over two years.

Business information systems involves developing computer systems, from problem identification through the stages of design, implementation and testing to contribute to the effective management and support of businesses.

• Unit 1: Principles of Computer Science 
• Unit 3: Planning and Management of Computing Projects
• Unit 5: Building Computer Systems
• Unit 6: IT Systems Security
• Unit 10: Human-computer Interaction
• Unit 18: Relational Database Development
• Unit 22: Systems Analysis and Design
• Unit 23: Systems Methodology
• Unit 31: Large-scale Data Systems (Synoptic)
• Unit 32: Business Process Modelling Tools.

Entry requirements

You should have 5 GCSEs at grade A-C, including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 2 or First Diploma at Merit level together with Key/Functional Skills Maths and English at level 2.

It is a requirement of the course that all learners undertake GCSE Maths/GCSE English/Functional Skills in Numeracy or Literacy. You may get exemption from part of this dependent on your GCSE qualifications.

If you are an overseas student you also need an IELTS score of level 5 or above.


You will be assessed in various ways, including:


Group work 
Written assignment 
Oral presentations 

Future opportunities

Recruitment for computer specialists in computer science is often at graduate level and learners
may wish to progress to higher education prior to employment.
The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised as meeting admission requirements for a range of course choices at higher education level,


The qualification enables students to develop the knowledge and skills needed for entry level

computing roles, including:
• Administrative Assistant Data Entry
• Trainee Business Analyst
• Data Compliance Assistant
• Database Administrator
• Junior Database Developer

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 April 2016
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