Course Information

IT Practitioners (BTEC Level 3)

Overview:

BTEC Level 3 is a triple award course consisting of a combination of Foundation Diploma in Computing (510 guided learning hours) and Foundation Diploma in Information Technology (510 guided learning hours), spread over two years. The full course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Year 12

BTEC Nationals Level 3 Foundation Diploma in IT (510GLH)

Total Units- 6 :   Mandatory Units – 4   Optional Units --2

 

                                      

                                              Mandatory Units

  1. 1.     Information Technology Systems (120 GLH). Written Exam-Set and marked externally by Pearson

 

  1. Creating Systems to Manage Information (90GLH).  Task/Project set by Pearson

 

  1. 3.     Using Social Media in Business (90 GLH). Assignment-Set and marked internally

 

  1. 4.     Programming (90 GLH). ). Assignment-Set and marked internally.

 

 

Optional Units

 

  1. Data Modelling (90 GLH). Assignment-Set and marked internally

 

  1. Website Development (90 GLH).  Assignment-Set and marked internally.

  

Year 13

BTEC Nationals Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Computing (510GLH)

Total Units- 6 :   Mandatory Units – 4   Optional Units --2

 

                                      

                                         Mandatory Units

  1. 1.     Principals of Computer Science (120 GLH). Written Exam-Set and marked externally by Pearson

 

  1. 2.     Fundamentals of Computer Science (90GLH).  Written Exam-Set and marked externally by Pearson

 

  1. IT Systems Security and Encryption (90 GLH). Assignment-Set and marked internally

 

  1. Business Applications of Social Media (90 GLH). ). Assignment-Set and marked internally.

 

 

Optional Units

 

  1. Human-Computer Interaction (90 GLH). Assignment-Set and marked internally

 

  1. System Analysis and Design (90 GLH). Assignment-Set and marked internally