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Information and Communication Technology Btec Nationals at Alexandra Park School

Course description

Studying BTEC IT requires a passion for computing and a strong interest in technology. There is potential for this qualification to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. The course is suitable for anyone who sees their future career in IT or computing. It covers a wide range of to pics specifically for those who want to become involved in IT but who are not sure which specialism to follow. The course blends together a mix of theoretical and practical topics.

Course content

The BTEC in IT is a two-year course consisting of mandatory units and a specialist optional unit. The units listed are a sample and may change slightly in September. This course takes place in one option block and is broadly equivalent to one A level. Alternatively, students can study the course for one year and gain a BTEC Certificate in IT which is broadly equivalent to AS Level. It could be studied alongside other BTEC subject or AS & A2 subjects.

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics or English Language. In addition you should have passed the CIDA Level 2 Diploma in ICT with at least a Merit or GCSE ICT pass grade C.


Btec Certificate:

Units 2 & 3 Mandatory


Btec Extended Certificate

Units 1-3 Mandatory

Optional Unit

Future opportunities

The course can lead to further study in ICT and computer science, multimedia courses and career opportunities in IT.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alexandra Park School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Alexandra Park School is a thriving and dynamic school which boasts excellent examination results and an outstanding curriculum experience in both the main school and the sixth form. The school is situated on a beautiful five-acre site adjacent to Durnsford Park within sight of Alexandra Palace. The school was opened in 1999 with the aim of creating a great comprehensive school at the heart of the community. We have become that great local school offering top-class education alongside a wealth of opportunities.