BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information & Creative Technology (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information & Creative Technology is a Full-time Further Education course designed for students who wish to discover different types of IT and computer technology from across different pathways. This is located in the Computing and Information Technology (CIT) department.

It will appeal to students who wish to develop their ICT skills and it will provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment in the IT industry.

The qualification includes two externally assessed units that will assist learners as they progress to either into higher levels of vocational learning. This is a practical, work related qualification. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations.

  • Entry Requirements

    Welsh Baccalaureate Foundation Pass/Pass*, or 3 GCSE’s A*-C including Maths or English. A level 1 qualification in IT at Merit or Distinction plus a successful interview.

  • Career Prospects

    Learners can progress onto other higher level qualifications in ICT or secure employment in a range of business and ICT organisations.

    Potential Career Opportunities. Computer Operator, Trainee IT Support Technician, End User Support Technician, IT Apprenticeship.

  • Course Modules

    Typical Units

    Semester One:
    • 2 The Online World (Externally Assessed)
    • 3 Technology Systems (Externally Assessed)
    • 9 Spreadsheet Development
    • 13 Website Development

    Semester Two:
    • 3 A Digital Portfolio (Mandatory)
    • 10 Database Development
    • 12 Software Development
    • 14 Installing & Maintaining Computer Hardware

  • Assessment

    Assessment is a mixture of externally assessed exams and assignments

  • Additional Costs

    There may be additional course-related costs for text books and educational visits

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