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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in IT at John Henry Newman Catholic College

Course description

Students on our Information Technology course will develop high-level application skills and learn how IT is applied in business. This course is for students who may not be interested in the technical side of computing but want to gain an appreciation of how IT can be applied across a range of subjects.

Course content

What will I study?

In Year 12:

Creating Systems to Manage Information

  • 25% of the overall grade
  • A 10 hour practical database exam split over 5 days (2 hours a day) in April/May

Using Social Media in Business

  • 25% of the overall grade
  • Coursework based written assignments throughout the year

In Year 13:

Information Technology Systems

  • 25% of the overall grade
  • 2 hour written exam in May. Example topics: digital devices, peripheral devices, software, networking, new technologies, data, protecting data, online systems

Data Modelling

  • 25% of the overall grade
  • Coursework based written and practical assignments throughout the year developing and creating spreadsheets

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above. A pass in a Level 2 IT course would be a significant advantage. IT capability is essential.

Future opportunities

Education progression opportunities

On completion of your Diploma and it is possible for you to progress into Further and Higher education.

Career progression opportunities

On completion of your A Level you can progress straight into employment. If successful there are a variety of potential careers that you can explore, all of which will benefit from your studies, for example:

  • Network Technician
  • Computer programmer
  • Game designer
  • Network Engineer
  • Microsoft Certified Professional

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: 28 November 2017
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