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IT Btec Level 3 Extended Certificate at Prendergast - Hilly Fields College

Course description

This new course follows a brand new structure and assessment methodology; adding rigour and exciting new content to the BTEC qualifications. The course requires the completion of an exam, a controlled assessment and two coursework units over two years. Students will start their course looking at developing advanced relational database skills and experience in the creation of databases to meet specific needs. During their first year they will undertake a 10 hour controlled assessment to show they are able to utilise all their practical skills and competencies to produce a relational database to fulfil the needs of a given brief. This unit will be externally assessed. Following this, learners will explore social media and how it can be utilised by businesses for marketing and growth purposes. Students will utilise their new found theoretical knowledge to design, create, test and evaluate a social media solution for a given client. This unit will be internally assessed.

Extended Certificate Equivalent to one A Level or two A Levels

Course content

Year 12  - Autumn

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information (Core)

Spring Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information (Core)

Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business

Summer

Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business

 

Year 13 -  Autumn

Unit 1: Information Systems

Unit 5: Data Modelling or

Unit 6 Website Design

Spring

Unit 1: Information Systems

Unit 5: Data Modelling or

Unit 6 Website Design

Summer

Unit 1: Information Systems

 

 

 

Entry requirements

A minimum of 25 points at GCSE including English Language and Mathematics C grade equivalent.

Assessment

In year 13, students will study Information Systems. This unit is an examined unit and students will cover: •IT systems, •digital and peripheral devices, •computer software, •methods of transmitting data, •ecommerce, •data security, •and legal and ethical implications of using IT. At the same time they will be undertaking the last of the internally assessed projects and design, create, test and evaluate an advanced web site or spreadsheet solution, depending on their preferred focus area. Either unit will provide them with fantastic skills that will be invaluable to an employer in most sectors of our economy. Their final unit will be internally assessed. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prendergast - Hilly Fields College directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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