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Information Technology BTEC Level 3 Certificate at St Edward's Church of England School & Sixth Form College

Course description

BTEC Nationals are demanding, as you would expect of the most respected applied learning qualification in the UK. You will have to complete a range of units, be organised, take some assessments that will be set and marked by Edexcel, and keep a portfolio of your assignments for internal assessment.

You 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 and using IT to communicate and share information.

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in IT systems, systems management and social media in business.

Unit 1: Information Technology Systems (synoptic) – written exam 2 hours:
1. Digital devices in IT systems
2. Transmitting data
3. Operating online
4. Protecting data and information
5. Impact of IT systems
6. Moral, legal and ethical issues

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information – computer exam over 10 hours:
1. The purpose and structure of relational database management systems
2. Standard methods and techniques to design relational database solutions
3. Creating a relational database structure
4. Evaluating a database development project

Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business – coursework:
1. Explore the impact of social media on the ways in which businesses promote their products and services
2. Develop a plan to use social media in a business to meet requirements
3. Implement the use of social media in a business

Unit 5: Data Modelling - coursework:
1. Investigate data modelling and how it can be used in the decision-making process
2. Design a data model to meet client requirements
3. Develop a data model to meet client requirements

Entry requirements

The course provides a smooth transition from GCSE ICT. It is expected that students who have already studied ICT at GCSE have obtained at least a grade C, otherwise, a grade 6 in Maths is necessary to cope successfully with the course.

Future opportunities

This qualification is designed for students who are interested in an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT.

When taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, or A Levels the qualification gives students the opportunity to progress to a degree in an information technology discipline or a degree where information technology-related skills and knowledge may be advantageous.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edward's Church of England School & Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2017
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