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BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma in Information Technology at Hewens College

Course description

The qualification will give you the essential knowledge, understanding and skills to progress into a specific area of work which will incorporate the use of ICT, and escalate to a more responsible job if already in employment. The nature of the course structure allows the qualification to be flexible and adapted to meet your interests and aspirations. There are two compulsory core units plus a maximum of four more units from a choice of specialist areas (totalling 360 guided learning hours). The focus of the course is up to you, it can be IT in business, software development, or controlling/maintaining systems.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE grades or the equivalent, including C in Maths and English.'

Future opportunities

With the international recognition of BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment. If successful there are a wide variety of potential careers that you can explore, within sectors such as the growing computer games industry, product development, technical support, technical sales, telecommunications and hardware engineering. Jobs that are commonly taken after completion of the qualification are: network manager, IT technical sales specialist and computer games designer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years