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Information & Creative Technology BTEC Level 2 at Shipley College

Course description

This course is the ideal starting place for a career in IT. Develop a digital portfolio as you study hardware and software systems and a range of IT applications including website development and databases. Learn how computer systems are used in the workplace through completing work-related projects and assignments.

Course content

Specialist Course Features: This course is a practical, work-related course, where students study a range of subjects that give a broad knowledge of IT and complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

Units you may study include:

  • Communicating in the IT Industry
  • Working in the IT Industry
  • Computer Systems
  • Website Development
  • Animation Techniques
  • Installing Computer Hardware
  • Installing Computer Software

You may also need to study GCSE or Functional Skills in English and maths. Improved English and maths grades will help to make students more employable and improve CVs or personal statements.

Entry requirements

  • 2 GCSEs at grade D (3) or above, including English


  • a Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade D (3) in English.
  • You will have an interview and further assessment to check the course is right for you.
  • You will need a positive attitude and a keen interest in IT.


The coursework is assessed internally and graded at Pass, Merit and Distinction grades. All of the work for the vocational units is portfolio or presentation based assessment. You will also take GCSE or functional skills English and maths depending on your grade profile. These will require learners to take end of year externally set tests.

Financial information

Learners are expected to provide their own stationery and ideally a USB so you can save your work. There is a course text book which is available in the Learning Resource Centre or as an e-book online.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you could progress on to Computing BTEC Level 3 or other Level 3 qualifications such as Business or Creative DigitalMedia Production. You may also progress on to an apprenticeship or go in to employment as a trainee IT technician or an office worker.

Further information

In addition to time in college you will need to spend some time on homework and assignments that are given to you by the tutor.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 February 2017
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