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IT BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at NewVIc

Course description

With a strong focus on the application of practical IT, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge vital to any candidate for higher education or the world of commerce.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • computer systems
  • Information Systems for the business world
  • the impact of IT on the world of business
  • e-commerce
  • website production and management

On the course you will:

  • develop your existing IT skills to maintain and develop computer systems
  • study the impact of IT on organisations
  • develop the skills required to set up a commercial website

Entry requirements

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5).


Assessment for each of the six units is by a portfolio of work containing evidence showing that you have met each of the assessment criteria.

Future opportunities

As part of a balanced A-level programme, the progression opportunities to higher education or the world of work are wide and varied. IT-related careers include Networking, Systems Analysis and Business Information Systems.

Further information

The one-year Certificate is equivalent to an AS-level. The two-year Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to an A-level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.