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IT - BTEC Extended Certificate at Sheffield Park Academy

Course description

BTEC Information Technology (IT) is designed for those who are interested in the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information alongside other areas of study. Students will develop a common core of IT knowledge and study areas such as the relationship between hardware and software that form an IT system, managing and processing data to support business and using IT to communicate and share information.

Throughout the course students investigate the role of people and technology in organisations with a particular focus on the role of social media, the way in which it can be used and the potential pitfalls when using it for business purposes. Students will also design, create, test and evaluate a relational database solution and also build a website for a particular user need. Students will learn how the exciting, modern world of IT is constantly changing and helping individuals and society as a whole, through this practical and vocational course.

Course content

Information Technology Systems

Creating Systems to Manage Information

Using Social Media in Business

Website Development

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language


Externally assessed examination, external assessment  and assessed coursework


Future opportunities

The course provides a good foundation for students wishing to pursue further studies in IT and its related areas such as computing, multimedia, computer science, business information technology, software development or web development. There are a range of employment opportunities in the field of IT such as software development for national companies, systems analysis, web design and network technician posts in various companies and local education authorities.

This course is worth between 16-56 UCAS points.

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: 11 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years