The course covers and develops a wide range of IT areas and skills. There are three compulsory units and one optional unit. The compulsory units cover digital devices, emerging technologies, online communities, databases, and social media as well as investigating the moral and ethical issues around IT. The optional unit will be chosen from Data Modelling or Website Design.
Unit 1: Externally Assessed 120 minute written exam on Information Technology Systems.
Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information. Externally Assessed Controlled Assessment completed on a computer.
Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business. Internally Assessed Controlled Assessment.
Optional Unit: Internally Assessed Coursework; either Data Modelling or Website Design.
There is just one re-sit opportunity per exam series and the best score stands.
Merit in iMedia (6 equivalent) or other ICT based qualification
Why choose Information Technology:
BTEC courses have been created in collaboration with businesses and universities to ensure that the content provides high quality preparation for progression into the work place or further education. Much of the Information Technology course is practical, allowing you to develop relevant skills and knowledge required for the latest industry requirements. The BTEC is fundamentally learner-centred, designed to allow you develop your practical, interpersonal and thinking skills. You will also develop your own research skills and ability to work as part of a team. BTEC in Information Technology is widely recognised by industry and higher education and provides an excellent stepping stone to your future. The units are highly relevant to today’s modern society and bringing together knowledge and understanding of technology with practical and technical skills.
Skills and progression:
Proficiency in Information technology is a well sort after skill in many areas of employment. The demand for ICT skills is higher than ever and many employers look for employees who can combine their technology skills with communication skills. Careers progression into PR, Advertising and Media Communications, Project Management, Social and Digital Media and Marketing are but a few of the areas where the technology skills you learn can support your applications. The BTEC in Information Technology also supports your application onto further education where students have continued to study Business, Computer Arts and Animation, Software Development, Accounting and Management but to name a few. ICT is a versatile and flexible subject which supports you in such a vast range of future options which, in combination with your other subject options, makes you stand out from the rest.