The course provides a modern, work-related qualification with a clear purpose and defined progression route into higher education or employment. Learners develop high level skills that employers and universities look for such as teamwork, creative thinking and presentation skills. The course provides opportunities to build independent research and study skills that are essential for success at university and in the workplace.
Unit 1 - Written Examination
Unit 2 - Controlled Assessment
Unit 3 - Internal Coursework Assessment
Unit 4 - Internal Coursework Assessment
A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.
Grade 4 OR any Level 2 Merit in ICT (if studied)
During the teaching and learning phase there are opportunities to give learners practice in developing employability skills - cognitive and problem solving skills and intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.
When taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, including BTEC Higher Nationals or A Levels, such as Mathematics, Physics, Science, Art or Technology, the qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to a degree in an IT discipline or a degree where IT related skills and knowledge may be advantageous.
The qualification is aimed at progression to higher education but also enables learners to develop knowledge and skills needed for entry-level roles related to IT. These could include vocational apprenticeship roles and trainee/entry-level roles, such as roles in Administration, Help Desk Support, Help Desk Analysis, Account Management and Customer Service Support.