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ICT BTEC National Level 3 at The Kingsway Academy

Course description

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma suite of qualifications provides candidates with high quality, industry-relevant qualifications geared to the specific requirements of key sectors. They are vocationally-related qualifications that provide valuable opportunities for individuals to develop skills and gain underpinning knowledge and understanding which will support entry into work or progression to further studies through Further Education or Higher Education. These qualifications specifically aim to: Develop candidates' knowledge and understanding of the ICT sector and the chosen specialist pathway if selected, develop candidates' skills, knowledge and understanding in contexts that are directly relevant to employment situations, thereby enhancing their employability within the ICT sector, enable candidates to setup, configure and maintain computer systems, enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding in specialist areas of ICT, and demonstrate the skills needed to participate in the operation and development of real ICT organisations (eg web design).

Course content

In year 12 the students complete the mandatory units 1 & 2 plus an optional unit to achieve the equivalent of an AS Level. In year 13 the students complete 3 optional units to achieve the equivalent of an A Level.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE A-C including English and Maths. OCR IT Level 2 merit or above


All units are centre-assessed. There are no timetabled exams for this qualification; candidates may complete units at a time that suits the centre. The full award and units from this qualification are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. There are 6 units to complete over 2 years. Equivalent to 1 A-level.

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Future opportunities

Further Education pathways: Pathway to university. Higher Education pathways: There are a huge range of computer related HNC, HND and Degree courses from Computer Science, Web design and Computer Studies. Linked Careers: These qualifications will be particularly suitable for those who wish to study in preparation for (or alongside) employment in job roles where they will be expected.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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