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Information Technology BTEC First Diploma

Entry Requirements:
A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths at grade C/4 or above will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is designed to develop candidates’ knowledge and understanding of the Information and Communication Technology sector. You will gain the skills you need for a successful career in this area.


Course content
You will study at least 7 units during the one year programme.
The course units may include the following:
- Communicating in the IT Industry
- Working in the IT Industry
- Computer Systems
Further options may include:
- Customising Software
- Setting Up an IT Network
- Website Design
- IT Support
- IT Security
- Mobile Communications Technology
- Database Systems

How will I be assessed?
All units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by Edexcel BTEC. There are no timetabled exams for this qualification; candidates must complete units to deadlines set by the subject tutors.

Are there any special expenses?
A printing allowance will be given to each student which should cover the cost of printing homework.
There are several trips that may be taken to enhance ICT knowledge in the workplace. These trips are considered an important factor for the course. The charges are moderate and will be made available as the programme progresses.

What could I do next?
Successful completion of this course is equivalent to four GCSEs grade A - C. You could go on to study IT Practitioner, Graphic Design, Multimedia or Level 3 Diploma. The course also provides access to A Level studies, and will prepare you for further training or employment as a computer user e.g. in computer sales, administration, ICT support roles etc.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post