BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE (1 A-Level Equivalent)
Subject Intent: Why IT?
IT will allow learners to progress through a variety of units that develop in depth theoretical knowledge of digital applications. The course is an ideal stepping stone between education and employment within the IT sector as students have the opportunity to develop practical application of theory that replicates industry standards. Students will have a strong understanding of how IT supports the function of business and product development whilst meeting the needs of clients and employers alike. The skills that students develop whilst studying IT prepare them for a range of employment opportunities within the fast growing digital employment market.
Why should I study this subject?
The Level 3 Cambridge Technical in IT is an exciting qualification that has had a recent redesign with the input of Universities and industry experts. This means that the students who study the qualification will gain the subject and transferable skills that employers are looking for. The qualification sits very well alongside many other applied general and A level subjects due to students studying skills that are invaluable to any modern workplace. You can study this course as a Single (equivalent to one A level), Double (two) or Triple (three) and attracts the same UCAS points.
What will I study?
• Fundamentals of IT (EXAM)
• Global Information (EXAM)
• Computer Networks (COURSEWORK)
• Computer Systems – Hardware
• Computer Systems – Software
It was never repetitive, which kept me engaged in my work. It included both practical sides to pc parts, which was interesting, as well as software. The course also taught about employability skills and different IT jobs available, and what employers would look for in me as an employee.
Callum Hutchings – Retford Oaks
What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here