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First in Information and Creative Technology Level Two BTEC Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

The course is designed for students who wish to have a career in IT and creative technology or progress or progress to a Level Three BTEC Diploma/90-Credit Extended Diploma in IT.  Learners will study for three mandatory units and three optional units taken from the list below.  The course is equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A to C.

Course content

Mandatory units:

  •        The online world
  •        Technology systems
  •        A digital portfolio
  •        Multimedia products development
  •        Computational thinking
  •        Computing in the workplace

Optional Units

  •     Creating digital graphics
  •     Computer networks
  •     Website development
  •      Building a personal computer
  •      Computer systems support in practice

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above , to include mathematics and English
  • A satisfactory interview
  • An initial assessment


Units are internally and externally assessed.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto our Level Three BTEC 90-Credit or Extended Diploma followed by our Foundation Degree in Computing or degrees in subjects such as computing, e-business, games programming or software engineering.  Many students go into careers in many IT-related disciplines.  If you want to go straight into a job, you could work in systems analysis and design, software engineering, computing and website development.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 April 2016

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