16-18 Year Olds


This course is a practical work-related 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 3 or above, 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.


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

Mandatory Units:
• The Online World
• Technology Systems
• A Digital Portfolio

Specialist Units to Include:
• Mobile Apps Development
• Creating Digital Animation
• Spreadsheet Development
• Website Development

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 4 or above.


All BTEC Level 2 First 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


On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

• Apply to study the BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in IT
• Enter an IT related career such as an IT technician, IT support officer or data processing clerk
• Apply to study an apprenticeship in an IT related field

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 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 04/09/2023

End date: 28/06/2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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