Information Technology

Summary

This Information Technology course is equivalent to two A-levels studied over two years. The course consists of core units, to give you a general foundation of IT theory, and specialist units to allow you to explore particular topics in depth. You will develop your IT skills, knowledge and understanding in ways that are relevant to employment situations, thereby enhancing your chances of employability and higher education if appropriate.

Level: Vocational (level 3)
Type: Double award

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Software developer, web/content developer, mobile apps designer, games designer, programmer and IT/business analysis support.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Business Information and Technology, Digital Technology Solutions, Computer Games Technology, Creative Technology, Information Technology Management for Business, Computing Forensics, Computer Networks and Security.

Topics you'll cover

YEAR ONE:

  • Information technology systems
  • Creating systems to manage information
  • Using social media in business
  • Programming.

YEAR TWO:

  • Data modelling
  • Website development
  •  IT project management
  • Cyber security and incident management.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Two assessments and two exams
  • Coursework
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • BTEC Diploma (level three)
  • Equivalent to two A Levels.

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.

WORK PLACEMENT:

Students are required to undertake a two-week work placement within the IT industry.