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IT BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Ursuline High School

Course description

This qualification is equivalent to one A Level and provides students with up-to-date IT industry knowledge as well as a range of practical skills required to succeed in higher education and in a modern day career. Students will develop a common core of IT knowledge and study areas such as the relationship between hardware and software that form an IT system, managing and processing data to support business, using IT to communicate and share information, computational thinking skills and the principles of designing and developing computer programs.

Course content

The objective of this qualification is to give learners the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in information technology systems, systems management and social media in business and programming.

Learners will study these units:

Unit 1: Information Technology Systems (Y13 –External Assessment – 2 hr Written exam)

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information (Y12 –External Assessment – 10hr practical exam)

Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business (Y12 – Assignment, internally assessed)

Unit 6: Website Development (Y13 – Assignment, internally assessed)


This course consists of 4 units in total including 3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit. The grades offered are Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ursuline High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
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