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Information Technology Content BTEC Level 3 at Gordano School

Course description

The two year Cambridge Technicals Diploma in IT is a vocational course that will provide
learners with opportunity to learn and be assessed in a work based context. The qualification carries the same levels of UCAS points as other Level 3 courses such as BTECS and A Levels.

Course content

4 Units are compulsory:

1. Communication & Employment Skills
2. Information Systems
3. Cyber Security
4. Either (depending on Specialist Pathway):
Computer Networks, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Application Design or Data Analysis and Design
7 units are optional from the list of; Project Management, Product Development, Business Computing, Systems Analysis & Design, Mobile Technology, Social & Digital Marketing, Software Engineering for Business, Games design & Prototyping,
Developing a Smarter Planet, Internet of Everything, Computer systems– hardware, computer systems - software, IT technical support, web design & prototyping, big data analytics.

Entry requirements

Students do not need to have studied ICT at GCSE level to study this course. Your assessments will all be assignment based. Good IT and written skills are essential.


The units of Fundamentals of IT, Global Information and Cyber Security are exam based with all other units being internally assessed coursework units. A range of assessment methods are used during the coursework units including: written work, audio and video recordings, building products and presenting to audiences. All units are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Future opportunities

This qualification is not just about being able to use computers. Employers have said that they need people who are able to help them develop their systems or the systems for their customers, use IT as a tool to analyse data and develop applications. Therefore, this qualification is designed to give learners a range of specialist knowledge and transferable skills in the field context of applied IT, providing them with the opportunity to enter an apprenticeship, move directly into employment, or progress to a related HE course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gordano School directly.

Last updated date: 20 January 2017

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