Our BTEC Level 3 Information Technology qualification is available as a number of options. Your choice will depend on your future career plans and how much of the technical aspects of IT you wish to study. This qualification supports a huge range of careers in the IT industry, and progression to degree level study.
Do you want to gain the skills all employers are looking for? Our IT courses support all level of ambition, whether you are looking to gain foundation skills that will support you at in a range of roles, or you want to work in the industry as a specialist, we have the course for you!
This one A Level equivalent in Information Technology will see you developing an understanding of how IT systems work, and how you can use software to make strategic decisions. It is an ideal qualification to support you regardless of career path – there are almost no careers where strong IT skills are not a real asset.
General entry criteria applies.
The topics you study will prepare you for a varied range of roles and degree level courses. Our one A Level equivalent is a general introduction to the world of IT, and will support your future career path, regardless of your chosen career. Topics you will cover include:
• IT systems including management of these and their uses in personal and professional situations
• Data modelling, including how it can be used to solve problems. You’ll put your skills to the test by designing and implementing a data model based on a brief
Using the latest industry standard software, you will enjoy learning under the direction of our experts in an environment that equips you with the skills to succeed in the workplace. Technology is fast paced, and by ensuring our equipment is at the forefront of the latest developments, you will be prepared for your degree level studies or the world of work. IT is integral to business and the decisions organisations make, and regardless of your IT qualification level, you will gain skills vital to any job role.
This is a highly interactive course, and you will benefit from the input of our visiting industry speakers and events such as our IMPACT day where you will be challenged by leading experts and be able to showcase your skills.
All of our students are encouraged to prepare for their future success by undertaking additional qualifications such as Microsoft Office Specialist.
Through your experience of practical activities and theory you will develop your self-confidence and communication skills. Group work, role plays and presentations will offer you the chance to develop as a student and prepare you for your next step.
Assessment is via presentations, group work and assignments and externally assessed exams. Your work will be graded at pass, merit or distinction giving you an overall grade at the end of the course.
This course supports you to pursue a range of diverse career paths. For example, spreadsheets are used to prepare financial budgets, and you will gain skills valued by the majority of employers. All of our qualifications support progression to industry, and we have strong links to local employers where you can apply your learning in a real life context.
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