LEVEL: Level 3 Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma
EXAM BOARD: Edexcel BTEC
WHY CHOOSE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY?
Are you worried about being left behind in the digital age? Do you ever wonder what will be the next new technological development? If the answer to any of these is “Yes”, then this course could be just right for you! Information Technology (IT) is a very exciting and fast-moving subject, offering a variety of career opportunities. As a result there is a need to develop the IT practitioners of tomorrow, who will be able to fill the interesting, demanding and highly-paid specialist posts that will be available within a broad spectrum of organisations. The purpose of the BTEC Nationals in Information Technology and Computing is to equip you with the necessary skills, as well as enhancing those you currently possess, to enable you to work in the fields of programming, computer systems maintenance, systems security, 3D modelling, website development and digital graphics and animations. It is also a valued alternative entry qualification to a wide range of advanced professional and higher level educational courses including degree courses in games programming and creative technologies.
AIMS OF THE COURSE
Be able to: Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding. Analyse complex mathematical problems & solve them using the most appropriate mathematical techniques.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The BTEC Diploma & Sub-Diploma courses offer a range of different units. You are taught by different teachers simultaneously, which means that you need to manage your own time and monitor deadlines closely.
Unit 1 Communications & Employability Skills for IT Unit 2 Computer Systems
Unit 3 Information Systems – Diploma only
Unit 4 Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems – Diploma only
Unit 8 E-commerce
Unit 23 Human Computer Interaction
Unit 24 Controlling Systems using IT – Diploma only
Unit 28 Website Production
Unit 30 Digital Graphics – Diploma only
Unit 31 Digital Animation
Unit 42 Spread sheet modelling – Diploma only
Unit 43 Multimedia Design – Diploma only
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
BTEC IT courses are practical and entirely assessed by work that you do in school. Units are marked by ICT teachers and then sampled by the exam board.
WHERE CAN IT LEAD?
Further education opportunities include courses in Computing, programming or System Development. Relevant careers include Computer Programming, Technology, Law, Business, Science and Technical support.