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BTEC in IT Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Course description

Choosing to study this qualification is a great decision to make as it provides a step towards a career in the IT industry as well as towards further and higher qualifications in this subject area. IT is an exciting and constantly changing environment with a wide range of career opportunities – from working in games design and development to working with robotic systems or within a technical environment building and troubleshooting. The opportunities are endless.

This course is designed as a vocational qualification which will provide you opportunities to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant within a working environment. It also develops a range of employability skills which you may not find in other qualification types.

Course content

You will undertake a range of assignments in 6 topic areas over the two years.

In the first year this will include both compulsory units which provide an understanding of employability skills required for this industry as well as a general understanding of computer systems. You will also undertake a Games Design unit which will allow you to explore your creative side as well as presentational techniques when pitching a game idea to a panel.

In the second year you’ll study a further three units. These will involve an understanding of the importance of e-commerce in today’s society. Along with this you will also be required to develop digital images and resources as well as a fully functional web site for a specified customer.

All assignments will be given a work related focus and real life scenario.

Entry requirements

C in English  and C in Maths



Unit 1: Community and employability skills for IT Assessment Portfolio based evidence

Unit 2: Computer Systems Assessment Portfolio based evidence

Unit 40: Computer Game design Assessment Portfolio based evidence


Unit 31: Computer Animation Assessment Portfolio based evidence

Unit 28: Website Production Assessment Portfolio based evidence

Unit 30: Digital Graphics Assessment Portfolio based evidence

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years