Choosing to study a BTEC- National - Level 3 in Information and Communication Technology qualification is a great decision to make for lots of reasons. The New ICT NQF-BTEC National Extended Certificate Level 3 is a course designed to develop your skills in a practical, work based way. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic work place situations , activit ies and demands. It covers the basic knowledge and technical practical skills , providing a good foundation for future career opportunities or progression to a more advanced work related qualification.
The Ede xce l Level 3 BTEC National NQF is 2 years programmes consist of 2 units in Year 12 and 2 more units in year 13. There are three core units (Un it 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3} plus one option unit (Unit 5 or Unit 6) that provide for a combined total of 360 gu ided learning hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.
Unit 1: Information Technology Systems
Learners study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations
Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information
Learners study the design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information.
Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business
Learners explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services. Learners also implement social media activities in a business to meet requirements.
Unit 5: Data Modelling Unit 6: Website Development
Learners investigate website development principles. They will design and develop a Internal website using scripting languages ONLY one unit required from this as this is an optional unit.
There is an opportunity to offer BTEC National - Computer Science next year if there is a sufficient numbers of students in the course. More details can be obtained from ICT and Computer science department
Students with grade A-C in English and Mathematics essentials , 5 A-C would be advantageous.