IT BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 at Croydon College
The course will help you build up a portfolio of coursework and experience to support your future career. You will learn about topics such as the online world, website software and computer networks.
The course includes a wide range of activities which include role plays, presentations and practical sessions which lend themselves to real life projects. These projects can include installing computer hardware and software, designing and creating websites and games including an introduction to basic coding.
We have fantastic, state of the art resources! You will be taught in well-equipped classrooms, with interactive whiteboards and the latest technology, including class ipads and our virtual learning environment.
We also have a very well equipped library and learning resource centre with plenty of computers for independent study and amazing library facilities.
Good English and maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.
It’s also important to have good English and maths qualifications and so all students will study English and maths and work towards an appropriate level and type of qualification including GCSE. This will be part of all 16-18 year old students’ Study Programme alongside their main vocational or academic qualification and will be discussed with students at interview.
A key distinguishing feature of Croydon College is our links with employers and the ways in which we bring this into your learning.
There is a rich variety of work and employer engagement opportunities provided for you through live briefs, trips, competitions and placements.
You will have the opportunity to participate in employer-led seminars (recently has involved companies including Google).
Blogs and forums are also used to enable students share ideas and assess each other. Student work is exhibited on Moodle (our virtual learning environment) where competitions are run and prizes awarded for winning websites and animations.
All the staff who teach you engage in commercial upskilling every year with external companies which keeps their skills up to date and ensures their teaching is current.
The College also has a large student common room with pool tables, electronic games consoles and plenty of space to socialise in between classes.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D-G, one being English or maths, or a Level 1 related qualification.
English and maths assessed at Entry Level 3 or above.
Assessments are primarily portfolio based along with a few externally assessed modules.
Assessments may also be practically assessed in the IT workshops.
This course provides thorough preparation for the next stage of your career to enable you to progress with confidence to either further study or employment with training.
Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the next level of a selection of programmes like IT, Travel, Media and Business and subsequently move on into University.
Alternatively, you may prefer to use your qualification to go straight into employment and work in the retail and admin sector or move into apprenticeships. The skills you will have developed will open up a wide range of opportunities at a junior level.
Students have, in the past, gone into areas of work such as technical support, administration, software development and hardware/software sales.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Croydon College directly.