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Information & Creative Technology BTEC Extended Certificate at Cardinal Newman College

Course description

Information and Creative Technology is designed to inspire and enthuse you to become technology savvy. We aim to encourage you to become producers of technology products and systems, rather than just consumers of them. We also give learners the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the Information Technology sector and skills needed to work within this industry. The BTEC Extended Certificate can be the first step before progression to a more specialised Level 3 BTEC computing course, or onto an Information Technology apprenticeship.

Course content

We allow for a flexible choice of units to meet the needs of students with different interests. We aim to give you a broad understanding of creative industries. Some of the topics you will cover as part of this course are; The Online World, Digital Portfolio, Animation, Database Development, Technology Systems, Mobile App Development and Website Development.

Natural progression would be to complete the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Software Development, leading you through to university or employment. You could also consider an apprenticeship within the sector; this would build on the skills you have already developed at College.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D or above in a range of subjects including maths and/or English Language. At least one grade 4 must be in English Language and/or Maths.


Exam: 25%  

Coursework: 75%

Future opportunities

Most of our students will go on to study Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing or one of the many other Level 3 BTEC courses on offer at Cardinal Newman College. Other students choose to apply for an apprenticeship or job in the IT industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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