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BTEC Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma in Information Technology delivered at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College

Course description

Why have a job in ICT?

  • You’re the hero when you solve problems
  • You get to play with cool stuff You help make people more efficient
  • Your job is rarely dull or stagnant
  • You get to be a revolutionary


ICT is Everywhere

  • Banks
  • Transport Sector
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Telecommunications
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Offices
  • Entertainment


Common Everyday Uses

  • Computer Software Applications
  • Hardware Controllers
  • Internet Cell Phones
  • ATMs



Entry requirements

5A*-C GCSE or equivalent. GCSE Grade C or equivalent ICT qualification at Level 2.


This course is assessed by 100% coursework. There are currently no examinations.

Financial information

This course is assessed by 100% coursework. There are currently no examinations.

Future opportunities

Keep in Mind ICT is an extremely broad field. The range of jobs are vast. The skills required differ from area to area.  It could be extremely challenging.

ICT professionals focus on improving usability and efficiency of tech systems and processes

Broad ICT Career Paths

  • Programmer Developer (Application, Game)
  • Administrator (Systems, Network, Database)
  • Managers (Information, IT, Project, Security)
  • Data Modeler Analyst (Software Implementation, Computer System)
  • Engineer (Computer, Software, Software Support, RFID Systems, QA)
  • Technicians (Tech Support)
  • Consultant Designer (Web, Graphic) Software Developer Java Developer – for servers and desktops, Web browsers and mobile devices.
  • .NET Developer – mostly targets enterprises and is built around several Microsoft languages (Visual C++, Visual Basic, C#, etc)
  • Apple Developer – using Objective-C, applications for Apple based products, iPhone, iPad,etc.
  • Others – C/C++, Perl, Python, Eiffel Salaries

Don’t pick an ICT job first for money. Pick it for your passion. Remember it could be challenging, and you could be the first one to be blamed. Compensation depends on skills and varies by area.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 28 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 12IT
  • Number of planned places: 25