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IT and Creative Technology BTEC First Certificate (Level 2) at Havering Sixth Form College

Course description

These courses provide a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a theoretical background, giving you the knowledge, understanding and skills that are needed to progress further in the subject. They are work-related qualifications designed to deliver the skills required for different career paths. The courses are a mix of theory and practical, and enable progression to employment, apprenticeships, further or higher education programmes or university.

This course is equivalent to two GCSEs and is aimed at students who have a keen interest in IT and would like to progress to a leve3 BTEC course in the subject. The course consists of compulsory and optional units.

Course content

You can expect to complete units such as:

  • The online World
  • Technology Systems
  • A digital portfolio
  • Spreadsheet development
  • Creating digital animation/graphics

Please note units studied may differ from those stated above.

Entry requirements

Four GSCE Grade Ds, including English and Maths. If you do not have a C in English and Maths you will be expected to re-sit these subjects.


The assessment is through externally and internally assessed units. Two of the compulsory Units (The online World and Technology systems) are externally assessed.

Future opportunities

Students are able to progress to the Level 3 BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma in ICT.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year