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Information Technology Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

Course description

  • GCSEs to include C or above in English Language and Maths
  • Merit grade in a vocational Level 2 subject, if taken
  • A two year BTEC Subsidiary Diploma qualification is equivalent to one A Level
  • Assessment based on coursework and exams
  • Opens doors to employment and higher education (the course carries UCAS points).

Course content

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in IT is a vocational course, so you are assessed on skills that are transferable to the workplace as well as higher education. The BTEC Level 3 Information Technology units are aimed at people who enjoy learning in a practical, work-related way. The syllabus includes units which will develop your communication and employability skills for IT which, as well as helping you to be successful in your other subjects, will also prepare you for higher education and/or employment. Six units are completed over two years with an emphasis on undertaking practical assignments to evidence your understanding. The six units studied are diverse and span a range of office based and creative IT areas including Website Production, Software Installation and Upgrade, Digital Graphics and Animation. You will find this course to be both rewarding and challenging as you gain new skills and develop further those that you already possess. The atmosphere in lessons seeks to reflect the ‘real world’ rather than a classroom and you will receive excellent support. Assessment is continuous and requires the ability to work to tight deadlines. From the very beginning of the course you are assessed at A Level standard so expectations are high.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barton Peveril Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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