The topics you will study reflect modern developments and the applications of Information Technology including:
• Information Technology systems
• Creating systems to manage information
• Using social media in business
• Webpage development
• Mobile apps development
• Computer games development

General College entry criteria applies. 

The BTEC Certificate/ Extended Certificate in IT is a two year programme and equivalent to one A Level, so it will be studied alongside two other subjects. This provides a broad and balanced introduction to IT including IT systems and use of social media in business. You may combine this with a wide range of other subjects, and gain skills valuable to many careers.

You should talk to our excellent department staff at one of our open events to understand the different elements of assessment.

Assessment is by coursework.

Please note the awarding body for all BTEC qualifications recently made the decision to extend the current BTEC courses in our offer beyond 2018. This means that for 2018 entry, all Level 3 vocational subjects will continue to be assessed by coursework only, with the exception of Art and Design.


The course has the potential for any student to progress on to a wide range of university degrees leading to careers in a broad range of Computing or IT subjects. You will also develop analytical, numerical and problem solving skills that are valuable in a wide range of occupations and activities. Today information technology is utilised in virtually every career area!


Do you have any questions?

If there is anything you would still like to know about this course, please don’t hesitate to ask us.