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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT at Holmer Green Senior School

Course description

If you have a keen interest in computers and software applications and you want to know how they work and what they are used for, then BTEC Level 3 IT is the right course for you. It is a nationally recognised qualification, which will prepare you for many degrees and careers.

Course content

You will study Communication and Employability Skills for IT and Computer Systems. A number of other units which may be studied include Digital Graphics, Computer Animation, Information Systems, Event Driven Programming, Website Production, Database Design, E-Commerce, Client Side Customisation of Web Pages, Controlling Systems Using IT and Developing Computer Games.

Entry requirements

You need to have a keen interest in computers as the course will form the major part of your timetable. No prior knowledge is assumed but a desire to learn and absorb new information is essential. You will learn and develop a variety of skills such as programming, web design, graphics and animation. You will also develop generic skills such as working collaboratively, carrying out research, organisation and communication.


You will be assessed through the completion of coursework only, there are no exams. Assignments are criteria based and will be marked by your tutors. When sufficient criteria have been achieved, a Pass, Merit or Distinction will be awarded for the unit.

The unit grades are converted to points which are added up to determine your overall course grades. All units must be passed to achieve the qualification.

Future opportunities

You can go on to study IT or similar subjects in Higher Education. Alternatively this qualification will provide you with a broad range of technical skills which is suitable for employment as a trainee or apprentice.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holmer Green Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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