Information Technology BTEC Extended Certificate Level 3 (Block C and D)

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 18
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Would you like a career in web design? Are you interested in data management? Would you like to learn skills to create databases?

Or is social media your thing? Do you want to learn how businesses use social media? Why are businesses using the likes of Instagram, Facebook & Twitter?

Then this course is for you!


This two-year course is equivalent to 1 A Level

(Introductory Diploma)

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 I.T.

How will it be delivered?

The specification is divided into four units. Two externally examined units and a further two units which are assessed internally and moderated by Edexcel. The units cover different aspects of IT.

• Unit 1- Information Technology Systems (120 GLH)

• Unit 2 - Creating Systems to Manage Information (90 GLH)

• Unit 3 - Using Social Media in Business

(90 GLH)

• Unit 6 - Website Development (60 GLH)

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 subjects at GCSE, A*– C (Grade 4 or higher) or equivalent including a Grade 4 in GCSE English as well as a Grade 5 or higher in Maths (4 maybe acceptable subject to successful completion of an assessment) Additionally, due to the technical elements of the course, Science or IT at a 4 or equivalent. It is recommended that due to the written demands of this course a Grade 5 in GCSE English is preferable.

Your next steps...

Students can continue their studies to university. Alternatively students could pursue school leaver programmes and apprenticeships.

Some job roles to pursue are:

  • Web Designer
  • Digital and Social Media Assistant
  • IT Consultant