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Information Technology BTEC Level 3 Diploma at UTC Reading

Course description

The BTEC qualification in this specification has been developed in the IT sector to:

  • give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the IT sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing and Systems Development

  • give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life

BTEC Level 3 in information technology has two distinct routes:

  • Networking and system support

  • Software development

Course content

Networking and system support

Year 12 - subsidiary diploma – equivalent to one A-Level

  • Unit 1 - Communications and employability skills for IT
  • Unit 2 - Computer systems
  • Unit 3 - Information systems
  • Unit 5 - Managing networks
  • Unit 6 - Software design and development
  • Unit 101 - CCNA networking for home and small business
  • Unit 102 - CCNA working at a small-to-medium business or ISP

 

Year 13 - diploma (six units) – equivalent to two A-Levels or extended diploma (12 units) – equivalent to three A-Levels

  • Unit 9 - Computer networks
  • Unit 10 - Communication technologies
  • Unit 12 - IT technical support
  • Unit 103 - CCNA introducing routing and switching in the enterprise
  • Unit 104 - CCNA designing and supporting computer networks
  • Unit 105 - CCNA fundamentals of networking
  • Unit 106 - CCNA routers and routing protocols
  • Unit 11 - Systems analysis and design
  • Unit 13 - IT Systems troubleshooting and repair
  • Unit 24 - Controlling systems using IT
  • Unit 32 - Networked systems security
  • Unit 33 - Supporting business activity
  • Unit 34 - Business resources

​Software development

Year 12 - subsidiary diploma – equivalent to one A-Level

  • Unit 1 - Communications and employability skills for IT
  • Unit 2 - Computer systems
  • Unit 3 - Information systems
  • Unit 5 - Managing networks
  • Unit 6 - Software design and development
  • Unit 101 - CCNA networking for home and small business
  • Unit 102 - CCNA Working at a small-to-medium business or ISP

 

Year 13 - diploma (six units) – equivalent to two A-Levels or extended diploma (12 units) – equivalent to three A-Levels

  • Unit 126 - Microsoft Windows 7, Enterprise desktop administrator (70-686)
  • Unit 129 - Designing and developing Windows applications using the Microsoft.Net Framework 3.5 (70-563)
  • Unit 11 - Systems analysis and design
  • Unit 14 - Event driven programming
  • Unit 9 - Computer networks
  • Unit 22 - Developing computer games
  • Unit 23 - Human computer interaction
  • Unit 28 - Website  production
  • Unit 29 - Installing and upgrading software
  • Unit 35 - Digital graphics for interactive media
  • Unit 36 - Computer game platforms and technologies
  • Unit 39 - Web animation for interactive media
  • Unit 40 - Computer game design
  • Unit 41 - 3D modelling

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact UTC Reading directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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