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National Extended Certificate in Information Technology at Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey

Course description

The 60-credit BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.

Course content

Learners must complete Unit 1,2 plus an additional 4 units Compulsory: Unit 1: - Communication and Employability skills for IT Unit 2: - Computer Systems PLUS - There are various optional units available to choose from: Unit 7:- Organising Systems Security Unit 8:- E-Commerce Unit 30:- Digital Graphics Unit 31:- Computer Animation

Entry requirements

5 A - C GCSE grades in different subjects, preferably with both English and Maths at grade C or above. Students must have studied an ICT qualification at Level 2.


How will I be learn? You will learn through a variety of techniques including: Observation, written reports, graphs and posters, self-study, role play, oral presentation, research, assignment and project work. How will I be assessed? ALL units of work are internally assessed, through a mixture of written and practical assignments set throughout the year which will be presented in a portfolio, assessed and graded by teachers. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded to all learners who successfully complete all units. Grades awarded are Level 3 at a Pass, Merit or Distinction BTEC IT qualification

Future opportunities

Some learners may wish to gain the qualifications in order to enter a specialist area of employment in IT or to progress to a Degree programme.

Further information

Further information is available from: Mrs Wood - Mrs Gill - What do the students say? “I enjoy the experience and skills that I am gaining as it is preparing us for the Business World that many of us will have to face in the future. I also enjoy the freedom provided by the teacher which is helping us develop our independence (an important characteristic).”

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: 17 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years