Information and Creative Technology

BTEC Level 2 Certificate

Course Entry Requirements

A minimum of two grade Ds at GCSE. A grade D at GCSE Mathematics is preferable.

If you are interested in joining the College we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication, September 2016, however, the College may need to make some changes by September 2017 in the light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College’s control.

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What will I study?

  • The Online World – core unit and examined
  • Technology Systems – core unit and examined
  • Digital Portfolio Building – core unit
  • Website Development
  • Graphics
  • Multimedia

There may be a possibility to study more units to gain an extended certificate once the above units have been completed and time permitting. All students will also study English and Maths as well as complete an Employability Skills Passport by gaining evidence of work experience and work placement.

What skills do I need?

The following skills are essential to be successful on this course:

  • Willingness to learn about IT systems and how they work.
  • Good creativity and written communication skills

Examining Board

Edexcel


Why should I study this course?

Gain a sound introduction to computing with this work-related course, which is vocationally relevant for the IT industry. You will gain an insight into seven different areas of information technology, studying wide and varied topics that will give you a good grounding across many different units. This is a very practical course that will prepare you to move into the IT sector, and you will also learn about communication and the different roles available in the workplace. Your learning will include a mix of formal lessons, practical workshops, and assignment workshops and an examination.

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is through completion of internally and externally marked assessments and two examinations. All units are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Please note that the new syllabus may include exams. Please note that the new syllabus includes exams.

What will this course prepare me for?

Preparation for moving onto Advanced Extended Diploma courses – with a view to moving onto a career in IT.

Private Study

You will be required to complete coursework in your own time on this course. If you are aiming for higher grades, which you need to move up to level 3, you would be expected to put in 12 – 14 hours per week or more for research, coursework, revision and homework.

What materials will I need to provide?

You will need access to the internet and basic stationery. A USB stick would also be useful for carrying your work with you and making your own backup. You should bring a notebook and pen to all lessons to take notes.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught via a number of different ways including; formal lessons, practical workshops and assignment workshops.

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Information and Creative Technology is for you if:

…you would like to move on to study at Advanced Extended Diploma level in IT. You may also find this course useful if you have aspirations to work in the IT industry.

Reasons to choose Information Technology:

  • Develop your IT skills further.
  • Opens entry to Level 3 course and many career paths.
  • Gain new communication skills and learn how to apply these in the workplace.