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IT BTEC at Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School

Course description

Why study BTEC Level 3 IT?

The Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in IT will give you the knowledge to progress into a specific area of employment within the IT sector. The advantage of taking this type of course, is that the assessment is purely based on practical IT skills and written explanation of the use of IT. It has no examination! It will therefore suit hardworking independent students who may find examinations more challenging.

What will I learn about?

Three units are covered in the Certificate:

• Communication and employability skills for IT

• Computer Systems

• E-Commerce Three further units are covered in the Subsidiary Diploma:

• Impact of the use of IT on business systems

• Digital graphics

• Computer animation

How is it taught?

You will be introduced to IT through a variety of media. This is a very hands-on course which develops practical skills, relevant to a range of related employment opportunities.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through 100% portfolio work.

Pathways to future careers/ courses

With the international recognition of BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment. If successful there are a wide variety of potential careers that you can explore, within sectors such as the growing computer games industry, product development, technical support, technical sales, telecommunications and hardware engineering. Jobs that are commonly taken after completion of the qualification are: systems analyst, computer service technician and computer operator.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Fundamentally you should have a broad education including, for example, a BTEC First for ICT and/or four GCSEs (grade C or above) and, in addition, the interest and potential to succeed in achieving the qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years