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BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in ICT

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology

What will you be working towards?

Code 27
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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Unit 1 – Information Technology Systems 

Content covers:

• Hardware/Software

• Emerging technologies

• Choosing IT systems

• Transmitting data – networks

• Protecting data and information 

The unit will give you a fundamental understanding of all areas of IT, which supports progression to an IT-related higher education course. 

Unit 2 – Creating Systems to Manage Information 

You will: 

  • Examine a given scenario .
  • Develop an effective design solution to produce a database system. 
  • Test your solution to ensure it works correctly.
  • Evaluate each stage of development. 

Unit 3 – Using Social Media in Business 

You will:

  • Explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services. 
  • You will implement social media activities in business to meet the requirements. 

You will:

  • Explore the impact of social media on the ways in which businesses promote their products and services. 
  • Develop a plan to use social media in business to meet requirements 
  • Implement the use of social media in a business 

Unit 6 – Website  Development 

You will investigate website development principles and then design and develop a website using scripting languages. 

In this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of website development.
  • Design a website to meet client requirements. 
  • Develop a website to meet client requirements. 

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE English and Math’s. Where IT has been previously studied, a L2 Merit (or equivalent)

would be expected. Students will also need a high level of organisation, the ability to prioritise workloads

and to be able to work through problems until they find a solution.

Your next steps...

This course supports applicants for a wide range of university courses both in IT subjects and other

disciplines. Examples of Higher Education courses - BSc (Hons) in Software Development for Animation,

BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, BSc (Hons) in Fashion Buying Management. 


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