Information Technology BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Stockley Academy
The Cambridge Technicals in IT qualification has been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector, and prepare students for the challenges they’ll face in Higher Education or employment. Designed in collaboration with experts, the Cambridge Technicals in IT focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. Students will practically apply their skills and knowledge in preparation for further study or the workplace.
The fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and how businesses use IT. Having the ability to demonstrate the uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the Internet, by individuals and organisations. You will gain a greater understanding of how organisations use information sources both internally and externally and the types of information you will encounter. In addition, you will learn about digital marketing as a concept and have the opportunity to explore the possible impacts, both positive and negative, that may be generated by the use of social media as a tool.
The course is a mixture of exams and coursework which will give you the skills and knowledge to prepare you for further study or work in the IT industry. Students will gain an insight into the IT sector as they investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, and the flow of information on a global scale and the importance of legal and security considerations.
Minimum 5 GCSEs A* – C including Maths and English at grade 4 or above.
The course is 40% exam and 60% coursework
The two examinations are written papers consisting of one hour and a half each and worth 80 marks. The first examination is based around the Fundamentals of IT. The second examination is based on the Global information. The remaining 60% is 3 coursework units with individual learning outcomes graded as pass, merit and distinction.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stockley Academy directly.