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BTEC Level 3 IT at S. Peter's Collegiate School - A CofE Academy

Course description

ICT BTEC is totally assessed using portfolio submission. The specification covers the key knowledge and practical skills required on the appropriate vocational sector.

This award contains six equally-weighted units and subset of three units leading to the BTEC Level 3 Certificate.

  • The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is the first half of a course and contributes 50% of the total marks.
  • The second half of the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, comprises the other 50% of the total marks.
  • You will learn how to use appropriate ICT tools and techniques to carry out investigations, capture and handle data, solve problems and plan and manage projects.
  • The BTEC Level 3 Certificate qualification has a broad appeal and develops students’ communication and decision-making skills. These are harnessed to build and maintain a portfolio as a showcase for their achievements.

Course content

Unit 1

Communication and Employability Skills for IT

  • Understand the personal attributes valued by employers
  • Understand the principles of effective communication
  • Be able to use IT to communicate effectively
  • Be able to address personal development needs

Unit 2

Computer systems

  • Understand the components of computer systems
  • Be able to recommend computer systems for a business purpose
  • Be able to set up and maintain computer systems

Unit 43

Multimedia Design

  • Understand how multimedia is used to meet business objectives
  • Be able to design multimedia products to meet business needs
  • Be able to develop multimedia products
  • Be able to present multimedia products
  • Be able to review multimedia products.

Unit 8


  • Know the technologies required for an e-commerce system
  • Understand the impact of e-commerce on organisations
  • Understand the effects of e-commerce on society
  • Be able to plan e-commerce strategies

Unit 30

Digital Graphics

  • Know the hardware and software required to work with graphic images
  • Understand types of graphic images and graphical file formats
  • Be able to use editing tools to edit and manipulate images
  • Be able to create and modify graphic images to meet user requirements

Unit 23

Human Computer Interaction

  • Know the impact of HCI on society, the economy and culture
  • Understand the fundamental principles of interface design
  • Be able to design and implement user interfaces.

Entry requirements

GCSE ICT/Computing/Business and Communication Grade C

GCSE APS of 40


Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria.

Maximum Marks available:


Information regarding Assessment:

Tutor marked Internal verification within school.  Grades are subject to awarding body validation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact S. Peter's Collegiate School - A CofE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years