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ICT BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Kemnal Technology College

Course description

This qualification is designed to support learners who wish to study information technology (IT) as a one-year, full-time course, or for those wishing to take it alongside another area of complementary or contrasting study, as part of a two-year, full-time study programme. If taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A levels, it supports progression to higher education.

Course content

Unit 1: Information Technology Systems

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information

Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business

Unit 4: Programming

Unit 5: Data Modelling

Unit 6: Website Development

Unit 7: Mobile Apps Development

Unit 8: Computer Games Development

Entry requirements

C in English and C in ICT GCSE.


Each external assessment for a BTEC National is linked to a specific unit. All of the units developed for external assessment are of 90 or 120 GLH to allow learners to demonstrate breadth and depth of achievement. Each assessment is taken under specified conditions, then marked by Pearson and a grade awarded. The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the Information Technology suite are:

  • examinations – all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a written outcome
  • set tasks – learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task.

Some external assessments include a period of preparation using set information. External assessments are available once or twice a year and learners can have only one resit attempt during the programme.

Most units in the sector are internally assessed and subject to external standards verification. This means that you set and assess the assignments that provide the final summative assessment of each unit, using the examples and support that Pearson provides. In line with the requirements and guidance for internal assessment, you select the most appropriate assessment styles according to the learning set out in the unit. This ensures that learners are assessed using a variety of styles to help them develop a broad range of transferable skills. Learners could be given opportunities to:

  • write up the findings of their own research
  • use case studies to explore complex or unfamiliar situations
  • carry out projects for which they have choice over the direction and outcomes
  • demonstrate practical and technical skills using appropriate (tools/processes, etc.)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years