Level 2 ICT at ARK Putney
The aims of all qualifications in the BTEC First suite in Information and Creative
Technology are to:
● inspire and enthuse learners to become technology savvy – more able to be
producers of technology products and systems, rather than just be consumers of
● give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and
develop skills in, the information technology sector and some aspects of the
creative industries, e.g. computer games or animations development
● support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic
IT/computing course, or an apprenticeship
● give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within
a wide range of job roles, across the information technology sector and some
aspects of the creative industries.
Within the suite, the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Diploma in Information
and Creative Technology qualification has been developed to meet the needs of
post-16 learners with a range of educational requirements. The specific aims are to:
● provide a comprehensive and challenging programme of study related to
IT/computing that is particularly suited to post-16 learners who have the relevant
interest and aptitude to progress in the sector
● provide a broad and balanced programme of study through the core, mandatory
and optional specialist units to develop knowledge, skills and understanding that
are relevant to the sector as a whole
● provide opportunities for the development of transferable and employability skills
related to study and vocational application that provide a platform for success both
within IT/computing and elsewhere
● build on achievement and interest developed through related level 1 or level 2
qualifications in IT/computing, including the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First
Award, Certificate or Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology
● give learners the potential opportunity to progress to employment or progress
within employment in a wide range of job roles across the information technology
sector and creative industries, for example in roles such as software engineer,
website content manager, computer animator, helpdesk support, and graphic
● support progression into specialised level 3 vocational, general or apprenticeship
qualifications in information technology, computing or creative media production.
The new qualification title reflects the emphasis on the ‘creativity’ required by learners
to create/develop computer-based products or systems, and the convergence of some
arts-based subjects with information technology.
For level 2 courses students will typically have grades D and E at GCSE, or pass grades at level 2.
Where the subject chosen has not been previously studied, English and Maths grades will be considered.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact ARK Putney directly.