16-18 Year Olds

Overview

This course is a practical work-related IT course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course will introduce you to a career in ICT and provide a good basis to progress onto a more advanced qualification.

Entry Requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved one of the following:

• A minimum of 4 GCSEs Grade D (iGCSE grade 3), to include English Language

• A Level 1 qualification (e.g. BTEC Level 1 Diploma) with Functional Skills English at Level 1 or above

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.

Content

During this course you will study seven units in total. Three core units will provide a general foundation and further specialist units will introduce you to particular topics in more depth.

Core Units:

• The Online World
• Technology Systems
• A Digital Portfolio

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade C or above. If you have achieved a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths, you will engage in extending these skills through a Directed Study Programme.

Assessment

All BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate units are assessed through project and assignment work and external examinations. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and then an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* is awarded on completion of the course.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work.

Awarding body

Pearson EDEXCEL

Progression

On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

• Apply to study the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT

• Enter an IT related career such as an IT technician, IT support officer or data processing clerk

Additional information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

You will have the opportunity to take part in educational and industrial visits during your course. Possible visits may include Manchester United FC, The Museum of Science & Industry and Cheshire Police but could be subject to change, and most will incur an extra cost which will be discussed at interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410002.

Duration and Times

Start date: 02/09/2020

End date: 26/06/2021

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 34

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