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BTEC Level 3 IT qualifications are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment.

The BTEC qualifications have been developed in the IT sector to:
• Give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the IT sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing and Systems Development
• Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes, essential for successful performance in working life. On successful completion of a BTEC level 3 qualification, a learner can progress to Higher education or use the qualification as preparation for progress to employment.

Course Outline

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate – 30 credits

Suitable for learners whose main focus may not be on Information Technology, but for whom an element of software and computing systems knowledge would be complementary. The qualification is made up of 2 units both of which are mandatory:
• Creating Systems to Manage Information – Task set and marked externally
• Using Social Media in Business – Assignment set and marked internally.                    

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is broadly equivalent to one GCE AS Level.


Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate – 60 credits

Suitable for learners who are interested in learning about the Information Technology sector alongside other fields of study. The qualification is made up of 4 units 3 of which are mandatory:
• Information Technology Systems Ext – Written Exam set and marked externally
• Creating Systems to Manage Information – Task set and marked externally
• Using Social Media in Business – Assignment set and marked internally
• Optional Unit - Assignment set and marked internally

This IT course is broadly equivalent to one GCE A-Level.

Assessment

The new BTEC Nationals in Information Technology uses a combination of assessment styles to give you confidence that you can apply your knowledge to succeed in the workplace – and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout your career. This range of vocational assessments – both practical and written – mean you can showcase your learning and achievements to best effect when you take your next step, whether that’s supporting applications to higher education courses or potential employers.

Requirements

Grade 5 or above in English and Maths.