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IT - Subsidiary Diploma at West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy)

Course description

Do you aspire to become a Web Designer, Network Engineer, Programmer, IT Consultant, Game Designer or Computer Graphics Professional … to name but a few? Learn how to work with the latest software and develop skills that the IT industry (and beyond) value. Learn how to become independent, methodical and employable with this unique course offering a huge variety of options. If you enjoy project work and prefer independent study then this is the course for you! Perfect for preparation to study higher or for moving into employment.

Course content

AS Level • Communication & Employability Skills for IT • Computer Systems • Computer Networks A2 Level • Communication Technologies • E-Commerce • Computer Animation

Entry requirements

ICT GCSE would be an advantage but not necessary


Year 12: 100% Coursework – 3 Units (2 Compulsory, 1 Optional) Year 13: 100% Coursework – 3 Units (All optional)

Future opportunities

Completing a BTEC in IT will open doors to a variety of different and varied paths. These include University (traditional and vocational degrees), apprenticeships, career in IT (network engineer, graphic designer, IT consultant, game designer, web designer, etc.) or even running your own business! BTECs are recognised by schools, colleges, universities, employers and professional bodies across the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide.

Further information

This course takes on a variety of teaching and learning methods to fulfil the assignment criteria, all of which includes activities based around real life vocational scenarios. You will be expected to participate in: • Group work • Teacher led activities • Discussions/debates • Independent research • External visits • Business challenges

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy) directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks

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