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ICT : Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate ( = 1 A-level)

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Year 1:
You will study the following 2 mandatory units:
Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information Externally assessed through a task set and marked by the exam board over 10 hours in a one-week period.
Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business Assessed by written assignments.

Year 2:
You will study the following mandatory unit:
Unit 1: Information Technology Externally assessed through a 2 hour written examination set and marked by the exam board.

You will study 1 of the following optional units in year 2:
Unit 5: Data Modelling Assessed by internal assignment.
Unit 6: Website Development Assessed by internal assignment.


This course is taught using lectures, demonstrations, practical work, group activity and individual study. Teachers are not only well qualified and experienced but also provide students with a high level of professional support.

How will it be delivered?

This Extended Certificate is assessed by a 10 hour practical exam, a 2 hour written exam and a portfolio. It is graded: Pass, Merit, and Distinction. Students can obtain a Distinction* grade overall.

Entry requirements

To enrol for an A level programme we normally expect applicants to have achieved good GCSE passes in at least six subjects, these must:

• demonstrate the suitability for Advanced Level study

• have been achieved at Grade 4/C as a minimum

• include two at Grade 5/B as a minimum

Mathematics - If not achieved within the scope of the above should normally be achieved at grade 3/D. If mathematics is not achieved at grade 4/C then it will be a requirement to continue to study at the correct level until a grade 4 is achieved. Subjects with a mathematical content will require a higher grade.

In addition to the standard College entry requirements, this particular course requires students to have achieved grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics

Your next steps...

Level 3 courses earn you UCAS points allowing you to take on HND/ HNC or honours degrees.

What does this course combine well with?

Complementary subjects are any other Level 3 subjects.


This course is equivalent to one A Level.


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