Information and Creative Technology BTEC First Extended Certificate – Level 2 – EDEXCEL


The Level 2 includes externally assessed units that reflect the skills and aptitudes required for future professionals. It will include a digital portfolio unit that provides you with the opportunity to show case your talent. Coursework will be developed through a number of internally assessed units.

You will study the following units:

The Online World (externally assessed) provides an introduction to the modern online world, to understand the techniques and processes behind the internet and investigate how they come together to let you view websites and send information across the world.

Technology Systems (externally assessed) exploring the hardware components of technology systems and networks.

A Digital Portfolio provides an exciting onscreen way to showcase your achievements to potential employers or when applying for future courses.

Computing in the Workplace introduction to the IT sector and creative industries and the use of technology to improve project delivery.

Software Development learning how design, develop and test computer programs.

Multi-Media Products Development a creative computing unit on interactive multimedia products, eg computer games.

Computational Thinking exploring the principles of computational thinking which underpin information and creative technology.

Software Systems Development understanding the project life cycle behind creating a software system.

Website Development exploring the tools and techniques used to design, develop and test an interactive website.

Computer Networks to understand the features and uses of computer networks by exploring what networks are, as well as the different types of network.

Four GCSEs at grade D including English, and Maths at grade E, or a First Certificate (Merit) plus English Language GCSE grade D and Maths GCSE grade E.

Progress to Level 3 BTEC Qualification in IT (this is a route followed by many of our Level 2 IT students), gain an apprenticeship or employment within the IT sector or in the wider job market.

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
End Date: 28th June 2019
Duration: 1 year
Location: Crewe Campus
Course Description: Level 2 Information Technology (Computer Science or Digital)


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