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Information and Creative Technology: BTEC First Award (Level 2) at New College Pontefract

Course description

The BTEC Level 2 Certificate in IT is a recognised ICT qualification which focuses on the practical application of technology and is designed to stimulate your creativity and develop real-world, practical skills that will underpin your learning across a wide range of subjects.It is a modern qualification for this dynamic subject and aims to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to prepare you for employment.

 

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The BTEC first award is a recognised iCT qualification which focuses on the practical application of technology and is designed to stimulate your creativity and develop real-world, practical skills that will underpin your learning across a wide range of subjects.

It is a modern qualification for this dynamic subject and aims to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to prepare you for employment.

Entry requirements

You should have achieved a good range of GCSEs (or equivalent) mainly at grades D and E.

Assessment

The course consists of 4 units and you will be assessed on the basis of a portfolio of work for each unit, made up of a set of assignments. The number of assignments may vary between modules. These assignments are marked internally and then externally moderated by the examination board.

Financial information

Financial support can be provided to students of families who are on low income to help with extra costs of staying on in education. If you need any further information please visit our website or contact student services.

Future opportunities

Knowledge and skills in ICT will provide you with a wide range of career options, as well as a progression into further and higher education.

The BTEC Extended Certificate also provides a route into advanced Level courses such as AS ICT and BTEC Level 3 and will provide you with effective skills for the study of a wide range of other subjects.

Further information

What skills do I need?

  • Self-motivated - as a large part of the course is based on practical work where meeting deadlines is vital.
  • An interest and enthusiasm for computers is a must.

 

How will I be taught?
You will be taught by individual specialist teachers. The teaching is practically based using current software and high specification technology. Each lesson will have a mix of teacher input and extensive student practical time.

Private Study
As an approximate guideline the BTEC Level 2 Certificate in IT requires 4 hours of independent study per week.

What materials will I need to purchase?
N/A

Examining Board
EDEXCEL

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: 06 October 2017
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