Computing BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
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What will you be working towards?

Code Computing
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject

Students study a wide range of computing skills ranging from understanding basic computer hardware to identifying and troubleshooting complex hardware problems. They learn to write computer programs to create websites, games and bespoke software. Students will cover a range of practical content where they will develop employability skills like teamwork, communication, project work, research and assessment skills. They will become reflective practitioners, working to deadlines.


Potential Topics that will be studied

A range of topics will be covered within this qualification, such as principles of computer science (software development), computer games development, fundamentals of computer systems (computer hardware) and IT security systems.

How will it be delivered?


This course is assessed through 50% examination. There are two equally weighted examination papers at the end of the first and second year. The non-examined assessment (coursework element) is marked by the teacher and is worth 50% of the final grade.

Entry requirements

Additional Course Entry Requirements

Students will need to have very good logical and problem solving skills.

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Progression and career opportunities

This course prepares students for employment in many areas of IT, as well as qualifying them to study for an HNC/D or Degree like: Computing (Foundation Degree), Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) - BSc, Computer Science (Networks) - BSc, Computer Science with Games Technology - Bsc, Business Computing (BSc), Forensic Computing (BSc), and Internet Computing (BSc), Software and Web Development Apprentice.