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BTEC National Diploma in Information Technology at King Edward VI College, Nuneaton

Course description

We are excited to be able to offer this 'hands on' modular course, designed to equip the student with the knowledge and skills needed in today's work place or for further study. The course will extend the student's understanding of the personal attributes valued by employers and the principles of effective communication in order to use ICT effectively, and be able to address personal development needs. Students will learn to understand the components of computer systems and be able to set up and maintain computer systems, and understand how information systems are used by organisations. Students will also develop skills in a range of software applications, and other themes could include systems analysis and design, software design and development, event-driven programming, computer games platforms and technologies, computer games design, digitalgraphics, and cyber-security systems. The course is equivalent to 2 A levels.  As a result you can only pick one other subject to study alongside this qualification.

Entry requirements

College entry requirements plus GCSE Grade C or above in English Language


Assessment is through coursework portfolios, a combination of written and practical research, and some external exams.

Financial information

There may be small additional costs related tooptional visits and trips. You will be asked to pay £5 to cover the cost of photocopies, booklets and case study material

Future opportunities

Students study a selection of mandatory and optional units over the two year course. This Level 3 qualification is equivalent to two A Levels. Some units will have exams, but the majority will be assessed by coursework. A BTEC qualification in IT is valued by employers and can lead to career opportunities in the IT industry. Students may also progress into related courses in Higher Education such as HND or degree courses. The study of IT will also support a career in a wide range of areas, for example studying ICT alongside Business Studies would be a strong combination for any career in business.

Further information

Courses that link particularly well with this course are those offered in the Business department, creative media courses, and science and engineering courses. So, if you have an interest in IT and have a creative spark, please apply. Prior study is not required, but students who have passed this subject at Level 2 have an advantage.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI College, Nuneaton directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2015
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