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IT BTEC Level 3 Certificate and National Diploma at The de Ferrers Academy

Course description

Why study this course?

  • If you enjoy or are interested in IT
  • If you wish to acquire skills, knowledge and understanding in a variety of different areas of IT, with a particular focus on developing practical skills for real life situations
  • If you want to gain a broad understanding of IT and be able to study selected areas in more depth
  • To develop IT skills that are highly desirable to employers and universities
  • If a practical approach to learning appeals to you
  • If you want to develop independent learning skills
  • If you prefer a bias towards assessment via coursework rather than examination

Course content

Extended Certificate

Year 12

  • Unit 2 Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Unit 3 Using Social Media in Business
  • Unit 1 Information Technology Systems

Year 13

  • Unit 1 Information Technology Systems
  • Unit 6 Website Development

National Diploma

Year 12

  • Unit 2 Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Unit 3 Using Social Media in Business
  • Unit 1 Information Technology Systems
  • Unit 4 Programming
  • Unit 17 Digital 2D and 3D Graphics

Year 13

  • Unit 1 Information Technology Systems
  • Unit 6 Website Development
  • Unit 9 IT Project Management
  • Unit 11 Cyber Security and Incident Management

Entry requirements

3 A*-C Plus Grade 4 English and Maths

Future opportunities

  • Software developer
  • Software engineers
  • Web designers
  • Hardware and software installation/ configurations
  • Network support technicians
  • Network managers
  • Technical support
  • Remote technical support
  • Digital strategy management
  • IT consultants

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The de Ferrers Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 March 2017
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