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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Information Technology at Ricards Lodge High School

Course description

The Subsidiary Diploma in Information Technology is a qualification which allows you to gain a thorough understanding of computer systems and the management of information technology. It is a “hands on” course which develops practical and creative skills; it suits students who enjoy technical as well as creative subjects. There are no exams and the course is equivalent to one A Level.

Course content

You will have to study two compulsory units, plus four optional units chosen from a wide range. In the compulsory units you will learn how to set up and maintain computer systems, as well as gaining an insight into the skills required in the IT industry. The optional units typically cover topics like website development, graphics, information systems and e-commerce.

Entry requirements

GCSE ICT at grade C or BTEC Level 2 ICT or DIDA at Merit

Future opportunities

On completion of this course you might decide to study for a degree in computing or information technology, or in a related degree. You could instead begin a training course or go straight into employment in IT. Alternatively, the skills you will develop could lead you into a career in business, or creative industries like graphics and new media. If you decide to follow a different path, your IT knowledge and skills will be invaluable in almost any career.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ricards Lodge High School directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015
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    • The combined 6th form of Ricards Lodge High School and Rutlish School offer students at every academic level access to courses in all curriculum areas including our specialist subjects – Mathematics, Computing, Performing and Visual Arts – ensuring access to University Education and a wide range of vocational careers. As a 6th form student at RR6 you will benefit from our commitment to first class teaching and also to providing a pastoral framework that will support you in becoming an independent achiever. Our Director of Sixth Form will work across both schools to ensure the quality and continuity of support, advice and guidance.

      You will also have access to new, high quality accommodation and resourcing including a learning resources centre,  wi-fi facilities and specialist classroom space.