Information Technology Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

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Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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Closing Date for applications is Friday 12th February 2021.

Any applications received after this date will be treated as a late application. 

What is the course about?

As well as gaining an appreciation of Information Technology in the workplace, this qualification is primarily a coursework based programme.

BTEC Nationals are equivalent to A-levels and are highly valued by universities, further education colleges and employers alike.

For whom is the course suitable?

This qualification is designed for learners who are interested in an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT. Learners 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.

Teaching Methods and Homework commitment:

Units are delivered in terms of assignments, tasks and by examination. You will need to pass each unit and be well organised in terms of completing assignments, ensuring that tasks are completed carefully and that you prepare thoroughly for examinations.

What could I go on to do at the end of the course?

The options which IT supports are wide and varied. The qualification supports entry to, for example:

• BA (Hons) in Computer Arts

• BSc (Hons) in Fashion Buying Management

• BSc (Hons) in Software Development for Animation

• BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

Method of Study and Assessment:

For the Certificate:

Creating Systems to Manage Information

Design, create, test and evaluate a relational database system to manage information.

Assessed through set tasks based over five hours and arranged over 2 sessions.

Using Social Media in Business

How businesses use social media to promote their products and services. Learners also implement social media activities in a business to meet requirements.

Assessed through 2 assignments.

For the Extended Certificate:

Information Technology Systems

The role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.

Assessed through a 2hr written exam which is based upon a scenario.

Website Development

An in depth investigation into the design and usage of websites across all platforms. You will investigate a variety of web development principals and use HTML5 and CSS to create a website to meet the requirements for a business of your choice. 

Assessed through 2 assignment. 

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