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ICT Btec Level 3 at Beaufort Co-operative Academy

Course description

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Information Technology is intended as an Applied General qualification covering 360 GLH and equivalent in size to one A Level. Unit 1 Information and Technology Systems (mandatory, externally assessed examination) Unit 2 Creating systems to manage information (mandatory, externally assessed on screen assignment) Unit 3 Using Social Media in Business (mandatory, internally assessed) Unit 4 Programming (optional, internally assessed) Unit 6 Website Development (optional, internally assessed) In the BTEC National units there are opportunities during the teaching and learning phase to give learners practice in developing employability skills. Where employability skills are referred to in this specification, we are generally referring to skills in the following three main categories: Cognitive and problem - solving skills : use critical thinking, approach non - routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology Intrapersonal skills : communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self - presentation Interpersonal skills : self - management, adaptability and resilience, self - monitoring and development


Learners completing the Extended Certificate in Information Technology are assessed in a variety of ways. Unit 1 is an externally assessed examination and learners must achieve a minimum Pass grade in order to complete the course. Unit 2 is externally assessed via an onscreen assignment, with the other optional units assessed internally.

Future opportunities

When taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, including BTEC Higher Nationals or A Levels in complementary or contrasting subjects, such as mathematics, physics, science, arts or technology, the qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to a degree in an IT discipline or a degree where IT related skills and knowledge may be advantageous. This qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant courses. The qualification, when studied with other Level 3 qualifications, is aimed at progression to higher education but also enables learners to develop knowledge and skills needed for entry - level roles related to IT. These could include vocational apprenticeship roles and trainee/entry - level roles, such as roles in administration, help desk support, help desk analysis, account management and customer service support.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beaufort Co-operative Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September