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Information Technology BTEC National Extended Certificate

Equivalent to one A Level

This course provides you with an opportunity to take a totally fresh look at this exciting subject that permeates so much of the world in which we live.

The units covered will provide in depth study in a wide range of areas, from creating digital solutions to using social media within business.

The diversity of the course makes it extremely popular whatever your other subject choices are. It can be studied alongside other Level 3 courses including Computer Science or Computer Games Development & Cyber Security.

The Extended Certificate is a two year vocational course and is equivalent to one A Level.

What does the course involve?

You will study four units over two years. These include a mixture of technical and business influenced units.

Internal assessment involves both written and practical skills. The external assessment involves one written exam and a computer based task under supervised conditions.

Industry standard software is used throughout, including MS Office and Adobe CS6.

You will develop a variety of skills including:

  • Creating and managing digital systems.
  • Creating systems to manage information.
  • Using social media in business.
  • Data modelling.
  • Presentation and interview skills.
  • Industry/professional writing skills.

What can you do after the course?

This course can lead to a wide range of degree courses, apprenticeships and careers including: digital marketing, software engineer, business and management, information systems, accountancy and data analytics.

All students will have an opportunity to enhance their team-working skills and employability awareness through organised trips and visiting speakers.

I like that this course has a focus on the creative aspects of it as well as the computer coding; I really enjoy that.


Joe talks about the Extended Certificate in IT