West Thames College London

Information and Creative Technology - BTEC Level 2 Certificate

This course focuses on common computer applications and skills valued by employers in the workplace, including website development, networking, databases, spreadsheets and installing computer hardware. It is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A*-C and provides a good basis to go on to further qualifications.

Key course features

Qualification:

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

Level: Level 2

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 04 September 2017

Who is this course for?

This course is best suited for young people who are interested in a career in ICT.

About the course

You will study the following core units:

  • The online world
  • Technology systems
  • A digital portfolio.

You will also study a mix of further units, such as:

  • Creating digital animation
  • Creating digital graphics
  • Mobile apps development
  • Computer networks
  • Website development
  • Installing computer hardware

You will be expected to take retake GCSE Maths and English alongside your qualification if you achieved a Grade D.

Additional opportunities

You will have the opportunity to visit business organisations such as British Airways to gain an insight into the use of IT. There will also be a range of enrichment activities that you would be expected to participate in throughout the year.

How will I be assessed?

The BTEC qualification includes online tests. Units 1 and 2 are assessed by online tests which are then marked externally. The remaining units are internally assessed using a range of assessment methods such as case studies, written reports, presentations and practical tasks.

Where next?

If you achieve a merit you can progress to the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in IT.

Entry requirements

2 or more GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above or successful completion of a Level 1 course with functional skills in English and maths. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.

Fees
This course is free for students under 19 years.

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the "apply now" button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

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