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ICT BTEC at Turton High School & Sixth Form College

Course description

Subsidiary Diploma with Edexcel


Course content

The course will comprise of 6 units that are listed below although there could be some flexibility with some of them:

Mandatory Units

Unit 1 Communication and Employability for IT

  • The aim of this unit is to ensure that learners understand both the personal attributes valued by employers and the principles of communicating effectively whist developing effective communication skills and addressing their own personal development needs.

Unit 2 Computer Systems

  • The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the components of computer systems and develop the skills needed to recommend appropriate systems for business purposes and set up and maintain computer systems.

Students will be guided through the different elements of each task and advised on how to attain the highest level of achievement.

Other units

Unit 5 Managing Networks

  • The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand network management functions and develop the knowledge and skills needed to use the tools and technologies available to the network manager.

Unit 9 Computer Networks

  • The aim of this unit is to ensure learners understand the key components of networked systems, know about network protocols and the services provided by network systems and develop the skills required to ensure network security.


The above units could be replaced if students have a particular area of interest as there are just over 40 units to choose from.



Vendor units through the Cisco Network Academy

Unit 101 Networking for Home and Small Business

  • This unit teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level home network installer jobs. It also helps students develop some of the skills needed to become network technicians, computer technicians, cable installers, and help desk technicians. It provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the internet using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments.

Unit 102 Working at a Small-to-Medium Business

  • This unit prepares students for jobs as network technicians and helps them develop additional skills required for computer technicians and help desk technicians. It provides a basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide email services, web space, and authenticated access. Students learn about the soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions. Network monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills are taught in context.


These units are teacher lead and examined through online testing using the CISCO Network Academy

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 grade C’s to include both Mathematics and English

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: 02 June 2015
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    • Turton Sixth Form is located on Chapeltown Road, Bromley Cross.  The college is across the road from Bromley Cross train station, and is on a direct line 8 minutes from Bolton.  Buses from Bradshaw, Sharples, Smithills, Edgworth, Belmont and Astley Bridge regularly run past the school.