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IT BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Stafford College

Course description

This full-time course is aimed at school-leavers and adults who are considering working in Information Technology. The syllabus offers experience in different areas of IT and prepares candidates for a wide range of careers in IT in the public and private sector, BTEC Level 3 Diploma for IT Users or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT.

Course content

The course comprises a series of Units building knowledge in IT. Candidates are asked to complete 3 major projects covering the Units below and based on the activities and demands of a realistic workplace environment.


The projects will be under the following titles:


  • Multimedia Project
  • Technical Project
  • Information System Project


All Units taken will form part of the 3 projects above


All students take this mandatory unit:


  • Unit 201  Improving Productivity Using IT


You will also take the following Units:



Unit 202

IT User Fundamentals

Unit 218  

Database Software

Unit 203

Set Up an IT System

Unit 220

Design Software

Unit 206

IT Communication Fundamentals

Unit 221

Imaging Software

 Unit 209

Using Email

Unit 225

Presentation Software

Unit 210

Personal Information Management

Unit 228

Website Software



Unit 229

Word Processing Software

Unit 211

Using Collaborative Technologies




The course also includes the following Mandatory components:


  • Functional Skills
  • Personal Development Skills


English & Maths

We are committed to helping students improve their skills in English and Maths.  Students on a full-time course at College who missed out on GCSE qualifications at Grades A-C in these subjects at school will attend additional classes and receive support to enhance their grades.  Depending on individual ability, students will work towards GCSE, City & Guilds or Functional Skills Awards to ensure that they have the qualifications needed to progress to University or employment.

Entry requirements

In order to study at this level students will have achieved 4 GCSEs at Grade D, including English and maths, or equivalent qualification.


All units are assessed and graded during the course.

Financial information

Students may be able to receive financial support, please contact Student Services for further information on 01785 275512.

Future opportunities

Entry to vocational BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT and jobs in information technology or business world.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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