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ICT BTEC level 3 at Samuel Ward Academy

Course description

UNIT 1 – COMMUNICATION AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS FOR THE IT INDUSTRY
This unit focuses on ‘soft’ skills and therefore has little technical IT content. However it sets the scene for the qualities needed for you to be an IT worker and to do well in this course.

UNIT 2 – COMPUTER SYSTEMS
The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand, set up and maintain the components of computer systems and develop the skills needed to recommend appropriate systems for business.

UNIT 11 – SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Why do systems fail? Because mainly there has not been a thorough exploration of what is needed at the beginning of a project – this is how you do it properly and prevent failure.

UNIT 18 – DATABASE DESIGN
Advanced techniques to analyse, design and create an advanced relational database for business.

UNIT 13 – MAINTAINING COMPUTER SYSTEMS
The basic skills and understanding required to enable you to maintain computer systems. You will also explore the issues surrounding Health and Safety, Service Level Agreements, organisational policies and the impact they have on the selection and use of computer systems and networks.

OPTIONAL UNIT
In Year 13 students have a choice of optional units to choose from dependent on their area of interest or career path

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Samuel Ward Academy directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2017
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