Information Technology BTEC

This Information Technology qualification can be studied alongside other Level 3 qualifications.

We offer the course as an Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level) which is designed for post-16 learners wishing to go on to further or higher level study, or directly to employment in this area.

The qualification attracts UCAS points and is widely recognised by universities and employers. Many students opt for this qualification because 50% of the final assessment is comprised of ongoing coursework, and the assessment is not solely based on terminal examinations at the end of Year 13. 

Mandatory units for the Extended Certificate:

  • Information technology systems
  • Creating systems to manage information
  • Using social media in business
  • Website development.

The qualification is for learners who wish to continue with education or employment in the IT or computing sector. It is designed to be studied over 2 years and supports progression to higher education and employment. This course can be taken alongside a variety of subjects and is ideal for preparing students for any career associated with IT or business. Equally, IT is a valuable life skill and complements many other Level 3 subjects and future occupations.


Grade 4 in English and Maths and at least Grade 4 in three related GCSEs

Extended Certificate (1 A Level) – 4 units (50% externally assessed)


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