BTEC in IT Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at St Joseph's Catholic Academy
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.
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.
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
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's Catholic Academy directly.