Information Technology

BTEC, IT

Information Technology

BTEC, IT

BTEC Information Technology (IT) is designed for those who are interested in the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information alongside other areas of study. Students will develop a common core of IT knowledge and study areas such as the relationship between hardware and software that form an IT system, managing and processing data to support business and using IT to communicate and share information.

Throughout the course students investigate the role of people and technology in organisations with a particular focus on the role of social media, the way in which it can be used and the potential pitfalls when using it for business purposes. Students will also design, create, test and evaluate a relational database solution and also build a website for a particular user need. Students will learn how the exciting, modern world of IT is constantly changing and helping individuals and society as a whole, through this practical and vocational course.

Course Outlines

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

Assessment
Unit 1 – Externally assessed examination = 33%

• Unit 2 – 10 hour external assessment = 25%

• Unit 3 – Internally assessed coursework = 25%

• Unit 6 – Internally assessed coursework = 17%

Course Units
• Unit 1 – Information Technology Systems

• Unit 2 – Creating Systems to Manage Information

• Unit 3 – Using Social Media in Business

• Unit 6 – Website Development

Future Opportunities

The course provides a good foundation for students wishing to pursue further studies in IT and its related areas such as computing, multimedia, computer science, business information technology, software development or web development. There are a range of employment opportunities in the field development for national companies, systems analysis, web design and network technician posts in various companies and local education authorities.

Further Information

If you are interested in the world of IT and want to learn about how modern technology can be used within businesses and enjoy developing websites and systems, or if you are interested in an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, then this is the right course for you.

Extended Certificate

Equates to one A Level

Graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass (D*,D,M,P)

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