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ICT BTEC Level 2 at Alec Reed Academy

Course description

The BTEC Level 2 in ICT is a full-time vocational qualification that is equivalent to 1, 2, or 3 GCSE’s. The programme is designed to enable students to gain both academic and practical experience and become competent in areas that are directly related to the workplace.

This course is aimed at those with an interest in progression to BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in ICT or for those who would like to start a career in the ICT industry

Course content

This course covers the following:

• Improving productivity using IT

• Specialist software

• IT user fundamentals

• Computer accounting software

• Setting up an IT system

• Data management software

• Optimise IT system performance

• Database software

• Security for IT users

• Design software 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-E


The majority of assessment takes place through coursework, which builds up into a portfolio of evidence. Students are set assignments which involve completing a series of tasks within a specific deadline. This style of assessment is a real strength of the course as it allows students the opportunity to use the specialist library and IT resources alongside tutor support, in order to ensure that the work they submit is reflective of their knowledge and understanding without the time pressure of exams.

Grades are awarded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

As well as written assignments, students can be assessed through group work, phase tests, presentations and practical tests.

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this qualification then you really do have several options of what to do next. You may wish to continue your studies by moving onto one of the Level 3 programmes that we run - BTEC Level 3 in ICT. If it is finding employment that interests you then by successfully completing this qualification it shows employers that you have excellent understanding of several aspects of ICT.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alec Reed Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 December 2016

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