BTEC National Level 3 in Information Technology (single award – equivalent to 1 A-Level)

Course:
BTEC National Level 3 (Certificate) in Information Technology
BTEC National Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma) in Information Technology

Exam board:               Edexcel

Entry Requirements: D*/D /M BTEC ICT Level 2 or 5+ in Computer Science desirable

Course Description:

The AS Certificate consists of three Units:
Unit 1: Communication and Employability Skills for IT (Compulsory)
Unit 2: Computer Systems (Compulsory)
Optional Unit: An optional unit from the specification based on learners interests

The A2 Subsidiary Diploma also consists of three optional units, which are dependent on your interests and knowledge. Other units have included: Web design, Client Side Website Customisation, Databases and Security. The course is very flexible, and includes a work experience placement to help develop your understanding of how ICT is applied in the workplace.

Why you should consider this course:

If you prefer coursework and assignments to exams: the course is 100% assignment based. The BTEC in IT develops your knowledge and understanding of IT systems; it is an engaging option for those who may be considering a career in the IT sector. If you want to be an effective user of IT tools and applications, and are interested in understanding how technology works.

Subject suitability for degree course or future career:

This course will enable you to achieve the research and ICT skills for immediate employment or suitably tackle project work for university and beyond in disciplines such as: IT, Business & Management, Computing, Software Engineering, Systems Analysis & Design, IT Practitioner, Information Security, Games Design & Interactive Media. The BTEC opens up a wide range of career opportunities due to its diversity.

Contact name: Mr P Crossman pcrossman@lampton.org.uk