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BTEC Level 3 Information and Communication Technology (See Option Blocks on our website) at Notre Dame High School

Course description

Pearson BTEC Level 3, National Extended, Certificate in Information Technology aims to produce effective, discerning ICT users who: 

  • can select and use appropriate ICT tools and techniques to help them carry out investigations, capture and handle data, solve problems, make decisions, and present and communicate information. 

 

  • Are aware of the benefits and drawbacks of ICT and its impact on the way in which people live their lives and how it can support business 

 

  • Can plan and manage projects and work effectively with others.

Course content

What will I learn?

Pearson BTEC Level 3, National Extended, Certificate in Information Technology is equivalent to 1 A level. Students must complete 4 units in order to gain the qualifications. This includes 3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit (to be decided upon by the centre). 2 of these units are assessed externally and 3 internally.

The units are structured as follows: -

Unit 1

Information Technology Systems

120 GLH

Type - Mandatory Synoptic

Externally Assess

 

Unit 2

Creating Systems to Manage Information

90 GLH

Type - Mandatory

Externally Assesses

 

Unit 3

Using Social Media in Business

90 GLH

Type Mandatory

Internally Assessed

 

Unit 5

Data Modelling

60 GLH

Type - Optional

Internally Assessed

 

Unit 6

Website Development

60 GLH

Type - Optional

Internally Assessed

Entry requirements

What do I need?

 

  • An interest in ICT and its applications 
  • The self-motivation to work independently 
  • Good basic ICT skills and a working knowledge of the main applications. 
  • Good organisational and planning skills 
  • C in GCSE ICT or Level 2 Pass

Assessment

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1

Information Technology Systems

Externally Assess

 

Unit 2

Creating Systems to Manage Information

Externally Assesses

 

Unit 3

Using Social Media in Business

Internally Assessed

 

Unit 5

Data Modelling

Internally Assessed

 

Unit 6

Website Development

Internally Assessed

Future opportunities

Progression The BTEC Level 3 in Applied ICT qualifies for UCAS points. The qualification, when studied with other Level 3 qualifications, is aimed at progression to higher education but also enables leaners to develop knowledge and skills needed for entry-level roles related to IT, including vocational apprenticeship roles and trainee/entry-level roles such as a social media specialist, web/content developer, or business analyst.

Students who have studied ICT at level in the past have gone on to take a wide and diverse variety of courses at degree level including: Web Design and Management, Systems Analysis, Programming, Animation, Accountancy, Business Studies, Leisure and Retail Management, Nursing and Teacher training.

Some students who have studied a level 3 qualification in ICT have followed a vocational route and secured Apprenticeships or jobs with large organisations such as HSBC and GCHQ.

 

Further information

Progression The BTEC Level 3 in Applied ICT qualifies for UCAS points. The qualification, when studied with other Level 3 qualifications, is aimed at progression to higher education but also enables leaners to develop knowledge and skills needed for entry-level roles related to IT, including vocational apprenticeship roles and trainee/entry-level roles such as a social media specialist, web/content developer, or business analyst.

Students who have studied ICT at level in the past have gone on to take a wide and diverse variety of courses at degree level including: Web Design and Management, Systems Analysis, Programming, Animation, Accountancy, Business Studies, Leisure and Retail Management, Nursing and Teacher training.

Some students who have studied a level 3 qualification in ICT have followed a vocational route and secured Apprenticeships or jobs with large organisations such as HSBC and GCHQ.

ICT links well with any subject that we offer but popular combinations include:

• Business Studies

• Economics

• Sciences

• Sports Studies

For more information, please follow the link below: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec nationals/information-technology-2016.html

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: 25 January 2017
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