Skip to content ↓

ICT Key Stage 5

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Information Technology (IT) involves the use of computers in industry, commerce, the arts and elsewhere. IT includes aspects of IT systems architecture, human factors, project management and the general ability to use computers. Increasingly businesses are implementing IT strategies to manage and process data both to support many business processes and to deliver new opportunities

The course is designed for students interested in studying a range of information technology topics that will enhance their progression to a range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT.

Entry Requirements

You will require 5 A*  -  C grades including at least grade 5 GCSE in English and Maths but also, due to the nature of the course and the high level of skills you will learn, you will also need a grade C in GCSE ICT or Computing or a Pass in iMedia.

What is covered?

Students will complete four units over the two year course with the qualification being equivalent to one A Level.

Over the course of the two years, students will complete 4 units (three mandatory and one optional).

  • Unit 1: Information Technology Systems 
  • Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information   
  • Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business   
  • Unit 4 (Optional unit):   Possible topics include Data Modelling or Website Development.Information Technology (IT) involves the use of computers in industry, commerce, the arts and elsewhere. IT includes aspects of IT systems architecture, human factors, project management and the general ability to use computers. Increasingly businesses are implementing IT strategies to manage and process data both to support many business processes and to deliver new opportunities

The course is designed for students interested in studying a range of information technology topics that will enhance their progression to a range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT.

Entry Requirements

You will require 5 A*  -  C grades including at least grade 5 GCSE in English and Maths but also, due to the nature of the course and the high level of skills you will learn, you will also need a grade C in GCSE ICT or Computing or a Pass in iMedia.

What is covered?

Students will complete four units over the two year course with the qualification being equivalent to one A Level.

Over the course of the two years, students will complete 4 units (three mandatory and one optional).

  • Unit 1: Information Technology Systems 
  • Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information   
  • Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business   
  • ·Unit 4 (Optional unit): Possible topics include Data Modelling or Website Development.