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ICT and Business BTEC Level 3 Certificate at Portsmouth College

Course description

You will gain a broad understanding of ICT applications and business operations, and develop valuable knowledge and skills in these two core areas of the working world.  The course is an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest trends and developments in business and IT and to conduct investigations using work related contexts. There will also be a focus on the personal resources and skills needed to work within the modern business environment.

Course content

The BTEC course offers a huge range of potential units of study.  Some units are compulsory but many others are chosen by students and staff as specialist areas of study. 

The Certificates for Business and ICT have four core units;

  1.  Communication and Employability
  2. Computer Systems
  3. The Business Environment
  4. Business Resources

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grades A*-C, one of which would normally be English Language. If you wish to include a Level 2 BTEC or OCR National qualification as part of this entry requirement you will need to have achieved a Merit grade or higher.


This is achieved through continuous assessment of coursework, including practical activities.  There are no external examinations.

Future opportunities

You will be able to join trips to observe ICT operations in local business environments.  There will also be visits to Portsmouth and Southampton Solent universities to explore further progression opportunities.  The college has close links with major local businesses such as IBM and AT&T, where students are able to take part in valuable employability activities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 July 2016