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Level 2 Extended Certificate in IT (QCF) at Beauchamp College

Course description

At Beauchamp College you can choose from a range of work-related subjects that include Health & Social Care, ICT, Travel & Tourism and Performing Arts. The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate qualifications provide the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to prepare you for employment. This qualification is 100% coursework based and is equivalent to two or four GCSEs (A*-C). Students taking the BTEC 1st Certificate/Diploma in ICT will learn to work responsibly and, with the support of staff, are expected to take control of their own learning. Examples of ways in which you may be asked to learn are:- > Working on your own or part of a team > Using Moodle to access resources and work independently > Doing short projects and longer assignments e.g. Case Study > To explain and implement hardware and software solutions Each BTEC qualification is made up of parts called units. These tell you waht you need to learn, what evidence you have to produce and what you need to do to get a pass for the unit. There are two types of units: > ICT Core units > ICT Specialist units The BTEC is equivalent in length and standard to two GCSEs. You will study the following units:- > Using ICT to Present Information > Website Development > Database Software > Spreadsheet Software In all units, your work will be collected into a portfolio and assessed as you go along. You will get a grade from Pass to Distinction for each unit. For your overall qualification you will get a Pass, Merit or Distinction from the Edexcel examination board.

Entry requirements

3 grade 3s (or equivalent) plus English Language grade 3.

All students will be expected to resit GCSE Mathematics and/or English Language if they have not achieved at least a grade 4.



Future opportunities

This short course offers you a specialist qualification for working in areas of Information, Communication and Technology . It could lead onto other vocational qualifications such as a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in ICT or an NVQ or Apprenticeship programmes in IT Practitioners. With further training, you could go into a job related to ICT such as a IT Technician or Software Developer. You will also find this qualification useful for entering a range of careers. The course also provides you with the basic ICT knowledge, understanding and skills that many employers are looking for. Information and Communication Technology is a subject which is becoming more and more central to every type of business. A good foundation in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will enable you to follow one of a wide variety of career paths. This will include work in data processing, computing and many other industries, as well as entry into Higher Education. Vocational GCSEs: > are a recognised route to A-levels > enable you to combine vocational and academic subjects > develop the skills and knowledge needed in employment

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year