Information Technology BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate

Course type: Level 2 Diplomas • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
Equivalent to 3 GCSEs.

On this course, students will learn how IT operates in business and industry and apply these ideas in a series of assignments and projects. These include doing research into how computers are used, using software packages to write reports and preparing presentations. This course provides an excellent platform to gain broader knowledge in the most crucial areas of Information Technology.

The course can be taken while re-sitting Maths and English GCSEs.

Course Units

Compulsory units
Unit 01:
The Online World
Unit 02: Technology Systems
Unit 03: A Digital Portfolio

Further specialist units:
Unit 09:
Spreadsheet Development
Unit 10: Database Development
Unit 11: Computer Networks
Unit 13: Website Development
Unit 15: Installing and Maintaining Computer Software

Course Assessment

Assessment will be carried out by teaching staff and the grades will then be sent to Edexcel for moderation. Some units will be assessed through externally assessed examination. 

This Course Can Lead To…

Successful completion offers students several routes for progression: direct entry into employment within business/industry further learning opportunities within employment progression to Level 3 of a vocational qualification in the same or a related area e.g. BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma in IT.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (including Grade 3 in English Language and Maths).

Course Highlights

  • Analyse, design and implement successful projects using spreadsheet and database software
  • Taught how to design and create an engaging web site
  • Opportunities to install and maintain software and network PCs in our well-equipped lab