This course focuses on common computer applications and skills valued by employers in the workplace, including website development, networking, databases, spreadsheets and installing computer hardware. It is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A*-C and provides a good basis to go on to further qualifications.
About the Course
You will study the following core units:
- The online world
- Technology systems
- A digital portfolio
You will also study a mix of further units, such as:
- Creating digital animation
- Creating digital graphics
- Mobile apps development
- Computer networks
- Website development
- Installing computer hardware
You will be expected to take retake GCSE Maths and English alongside your qualification if you achieved a Grade D.
Level 3 NCFE or Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in IT for those who awarded a Merit.
The BTEC qualification includes online tests. Units 1 and 2 are assessed by online tests which are then marked externally. The remaining units are internally assessed using a range of assessment methods such as case studies, written reports, presentations and practical tasks.