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BTEC ICT at High Storrs

Course description

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in ICT

This course is equivalent to one A Level

Course content

The course provides a modern, work-related qualification with a clear purpose and defined progression route into higher education or employment. Learners develop high level skills that employers and universities look for such as teamwork, creative thinking and presentation skills. The course provides opportunities to build independent research and study skills that are essential for success at university and in the workplace.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language


Grade 4 OR any Level 2 Merit in ICT (if studied) AND Grade 4 in Mathematics


Unit 1 - Written Examination

  • Information technology systems


Unit 2 - Controlled Assessment

  • Creating systems to manage information


Unit 3 - Internal Coursework Assessment

  • Using social media in Business


Unit 4 - Internal Coursework Assessment

  • Data modelling

Future opportunities

During the teaching and learning phase there are opportunities to give learners practice in developing employability skills - cognitive and problem solving skills and intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.

When taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, including BTEC Higher Nationals or A Levels, such as Mathematics, Physics, Science, Art or Technology, the qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to a degree in an IT discipline or a degree where IT related skills and knowledge may be advantageous.

The qualification is aimed at progression to higher education but also enables learners to develop knowledge and skills needed for entry-level roles related to IT. These could include vocational apprenticeship roles and trainee/entry-level roles, such as roles in Administration, Help Desk Support, Help Desk Analysis, Account Management and Customer Service Support.

Further information

Click on link for more information about entry to Sixth Form and BTEC ICT

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2018
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