This is a practical and challenging two year programme of study, equivalent to one A level. This course covers general units such as Database Design alongside specialised aspects of information technology, such as website development. 
Course Aims
The BTEC Level 3 Information and Communication Technology course is the most focused IT qualification that is available at this level. It is very practical in nature and is taught by staff with many years of experience. Students will find it both challenging and rewarding.  


The practical aspect of this course provides the relevant skills that employers want. 

Entry Requirements
College entry. You do not need to have studied Computer Science or ICT at GCSE. However, if you have studied these courses we would expect you to have obtained at least a grade 4 or Merit 
The course prepares you for progression to an Honours Degree in Computing or IT. It is also a stepping stone to employment in the IT industry. Career options may include Software Engineering, Technical Support, Systems Analysis or Network Engineering. 
Awarding Body
Level 3 Btec National ICT 
The weighting of assessment is 33.3% assignments and 66.7% examination.


The assignments are set and marked by your teacher and then externally moderated.

The examinations are set and marked by the exam board as paper based exam.

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