BTEC Level 3 IT (Double)

Key Information

Exam Board: Pearson

Graded: D*D* – PP

Max UCAS Tariff Points: 112

Course Size: Diploma

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What will I be studying?

This course incorporates the most up-to-date knowledge and skills to enable progression to higher education and employment. Students study the relationship between hardware, software and managing and communicating information and data across a range of different software. E.g. Excel & Access. In addition to this, you will also cover a wide range of computing related topics. Students will study internally assessed units in programming with Python, App development for iOS or Android and successful project management. Students will also undertake an onscreen exam focused on cyber security and incident management.

What skills will I be learning?

Students will develop the transferable skills of numeracy, communication, ICT and the application, presentation, interpretation, analysis and evaluation of information. Students will also develop skills to successfully manage their time and resources. Students will also learnt fundamental programming and logic theories including Selection and Iteration statements.

How will I be assessed?

External examinations:

Unit 1:

IT Systems

Unit 2:

Systems to Manage Information

Unit 11:

Cyber Security and Incident Management

Internal coursework units:

Unit 3:

Social Media for Business

Unit 4:

Programming

Unit 6:

Website Development

Unit 7:

Mobile App Development

Unit 9:

Project Management

Where might this lead me?

This course carries UCAS Points equivalent to two A-Levels, allowing for the progression into a degree such as: Computer Science or Software Development.

This course can also lead to employment or apprenticeships such as: App developer, Programmer, Network Manager

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