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ICT BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate & Diploma at Alec Reed Academy

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 IT is a full-time vocational qualification that is equivalent to either 1 or 2 A-levels. The programme is designed to enable students to gain both academic and practical experience and become competent in skills relevant to the workplace. Information Technology (IT) is an industry which is undergoing rapid changes. Technology is evolving daily with new devices and systems constantly being created to provide faster and more efficient solutions to dayto-day problems using information and communication technologies.

BTECs offer practical or hands-on approach to studying IT which can be lacking in other courses. The course is in depth study designed as a specialist qualification for learners committed to studying IT systems to manage and share information alongside other fields of study supporting progression to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in computing.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs A*-C including a 4 in English and Maths


BTECs use a combination of assessment styles to give students confidence and knowledge which they can apply to succeed in the workplace – and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses. This range of vocational assessments – (both practical and written) – mean students can showcase their learning and achievements to best effect when they take their next step, whether that’s supporting applications to higher education courses or potential employers.

Future opportunities

The majority of students from this course progress to a university based programme such as, Business Management, Business Information Systems, Networking and other computer related courses. After completing the course they will be equipped to pursue further studies or employment in a range of areas including IT, Marketing, Management, Human Resources or Accounting.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alec Reed Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 December 2016

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