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IT - BTEC Level 3 at Merrill Academy

Course description

In completing this course you will have the opportunity to develop the further ICT skills that are essential for success in employment and higher education. You will undertake a variety of units which will enable you to fully develop your ICT skills, apply those skills to new situations and to become even more confident and capable ICT users.

Course content

Unit 1 – Communication and employability skills for IT

Unit 2 – Computer systems

Unit 25 – Maintaining computer systems

Unit 28 – Website production

Unit 30 – Digital Graphics

Unit 35 – Digital graphics for interactive media

Opportunity to join the Merrill Careers Academy in IT

Entry requirements

To Study A's Levels or Applied Learning courses at level 3 you must have gained a grade C or above in English and Maths and have a minimum of three other GCSE's at grade C or above

Subject Specific

Level 2 ICT Attributes – hardworking, desire to achieve, meets deadlines.


This is a vocational course consisting of 6 coursework projects that will be completed over the 2 years. The coursework is marked internally and moderated by an external moderator. Lessons ensure that you will learn the theory required and that you can apply it to your project work. Group work, individual learning, case studies, video clips and discussion all ensure a broad understanding and application to enable you to work to your target grades.

Future opportunities

This qualification can lead to a range of roles such as Data Entry Clerk, Assistant Technician and Assistant Applications User.

Further study at degree level can lead to careers such as Programmer, Systems Analyst, Network Manager, Web Developer, Web Manager, and Games Designer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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