BTEC Level 3 in Information Technology
AIMS OF THE COURSE
The Cambridge Technicals suite of qualifications provides candidates with high quality, industry-relevant qualifications geared to the specific requirements of key sectors.
They are vocationally-related qualifications that provide valuable opportunities for individuals to develop skills and gain underpinning knowledge and understanding, which will support entry into work or progression to further studies, through Further Education or Higher Education.
The Cambridge Technicals are attractive, practicallybased qualifi cations intended to stimulate and interest candidates. They support achievement of Key Skills and relate to national occupational standards thereby providing an ideal progression to National Vocational Qualifi cations (NVQs) once individuals are in suitable employment.
Over the 2 years, pupils will complete 6 Units of coursework which will require 360 guided teaching hours-5 Hours of teaching and learning per week. There is NO FINAL EXAM in this subject!
STRUCTURE AND CONTENT A2
Pupils MUST COMPLETE the 2 years as you cannot achieve AS in this subject.
Cambridge Technical Level 3 Introductory Diploma is the equivalent of one A Level grade.
You will achieve either:
Pass – Grade E – 40 Ucas points
Merit – Grade C – 80 Ucas points
Distinction – Grade A – 120 Ucas points
Distinction * – Grade A* – 140 Ucas points
Units to complete:
Unit 1 – Digital Communication and Employability Skills for IT
Unit 2 – Information Systems
Unit 3 – Computer Systems
Unit 6 – E-commerce
Unit 12 – Website Production
Unit 27 – Digital Graphics
WHY CHOOSE ICT
This Cambridge Technical Level 3 Introductory Diploma in ICT has been developed to recognise candidates’ skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT functions, environments and operations. They have been designed to accredit candidates’ achievements in a modern and practical way that is relevant to the workplace. They do not certificate competence on the job, but are work-related qualifications which will support progression to an NVQ, once a candidate is in the workplace. With the support of the ICT staff at Aston Manor Academy you will be able to achieve a fantastic qualification in ICT which will enable you to switch into Higher Education, or a working environment smoothly and effectively.
Assessment is in line with OCR assessment procedure.
All units will be centrally assessed and then externally moderated by OCR.
There are no timetabled exams for this qualification; candidates may complete units at a time that suits the centre. The full award and units from this qualification are graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction * which equate to and E, C, A and A* at A Level.
WHERE CAN I GO AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE?
These qualifications will be particularly suitable for those who wish to study in preparation for (or alongside) employment in job roles where they will be expected to use ICT, liaise with customers and carry out ICT operational roles.
This course is designed to prepare you for Higher education in ICT, or to prepare you for a role in ICT employment.
- Unit 1 - Digital Communication and Employability Skills for IT
- Unit 2 - Information Systems
- Unit 3 - Computer Systems
- Unit 6 - E-commerce
- Unit 12 - Website Production
- Unit 27 - Digital Graphics