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Information Technology (BTEC Subsidiary Diploma at Stantonbury Campus

Course description

Information technologies now reach into every aspect of our lives, both at work and in our leisure. This course aims to develop a range of practical IT skills and understanding of the kind used by those working in the IT or creative industries. Students will study 6 units each focussing on a different aspect of IT work. These units will help students to develop the practical skills required for IT related work and an understanding of the more general transferable skills required in the modern workplace such as time‐management and interpersonal skills. You might take this course to complement other vocational courses such as Applied Business or Science where it could lead you onto further or higher education to study ICT or Business Information Systems. It will generate UCAS points equivalent to an A Level that will count towards university entrance. IT skills and understanding are essential in their own right in most areas of employment but this course will also provide specific practical IT skills in the areas of multimedia systems, graphic design and web design. This course is assessed via the production of a number of coursework tasks judged against the exam board’s criteria. Candidates do not sit a terminal exam in this subject. This makes this subject particularly well suited to students who are good practical workers but who might find revising for more theory‐based examinations difficult. You will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in the use of a variety of software applications, to a professional standard. These will include many pieces of software beyond the common ‘Office’ products including those used in the production of audio and video work, software used for graphic design and that used for the authoring of complex web sites. You will develop team working skills, improve upon your presentation and research skills and to learn a range of workrelated skills relevant to all walks of life.


A minimum of four level two qualifications. (A*-C AT GCSE or BTECs)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years