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ICT BTEC Certificate leading to Extended Certificate (Level 3) at Havering Sixth Form College

Course description

What does it take to be a successful software engineer, computer animator, graphic designer, website developer or help desk support manager? In our fast paced online world there are many opportunities in Computing requiring a broad range of skills. This course provides a practical approach to learning and developing the skills needed in the industry. The knowledge, understanding and skills learned in this course will aid progression to further study and preparation for entry to workplace in due course. The course provides an up to date content and includes the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes required in the ICT sector.

This course is equivalent to one A-Level and is aimed at students who have a keen interest in the subject.

Course content

You can expect to study subjects such as:

  • Creating Systems to manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Information Technology Systems
  • Website Development

 There is a range of compulsory and mandatory units for the qualification.

Entry requirements

Five Grade Cs at GCSE, including Grade C or above in English Language, It is not necessary to have taken an IT-related course at GCSE.


Exam Board - Edexcel

The assessment is designed to fit the purpose and objective of the course. It includes a written exam, externally set task and coursework.

Future opportunities

Students are able to progress to Higher education, employment or apprenticeships.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September