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BTEC in IT at Blackpool Sixth Form College

Course description


BTEC in IT is focused on gaining skills for both the work place as well as university level studies. IT incorporates the learning of a variety of software packages as well as developing practical skills related to using computer systems.

The Subsidiary Diploma is a two year course is equivalent to one A level qualification.  The Certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the first year of the course.

Course content


Certificate includes:

  • Communication skills and employability for IT
  • Computer systems
  • Website development

Subsidiary Diploma includes:

  • Digital graphics
  • Computer animation
  • Multimedia design

Entry requirements

You do not need to have taken an ICT qualification to gain entry to this course.


100% coursework

Exam board: Edexcel

Future opportunities

The course will help give you skills for the future. It can also help those who want to progress into further study or employment in the ICT industry or business sector.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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      Blackpool Sixth is the Fylde Coast’s leading provider of A levels and BTEC courses.


      With a choice of over 50 advanced level options, specialist teaching and fantastic facilities, Blackpool Sixth gives all its students the perfect springboard to university and great careers.

      Blackpool Sixth’s course range is extremely wide with A levels and BTEC options. Students are able to put together a programme which exactly matches their interests and future ambitions.

      Summer 2012 saw the completion of a £23.7 million development to our campus which has created an excellent learning environment for students.

      In 2011 we were awarded Teaching School status in partnership with Hodgson Academy. The the Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance will take a national and regional lead in both shaping and delivering the training and professional development of current and future generations of teachers. Working with high quality graduates and educational leaders of the future will enable us to maintain and improve our teaching standards to the benefit of all our students.