IT - BTEC Extended Certificate

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology

What will you be working towards?

Code SPA6
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


BTEC Information Technology (IT) is designed for those who are interested in the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information alongside other areas of study. Students will develop a common core of IT knowledge and study areas such as the relationship between hardware and software that form an IT system, managing and processing data to support business and using IT to communicate and share information.

Throughout the course students investigate the role of people and technology in organisations with a particular focus on the role of social media, the way in which it can be used and the potential pitfalls when using it for business purposes. Students will also design, create, test and evaluate a relational database solution and also build a website for a particular user need. Students will learn how the exciting, modern world of IT is constantly changing and helping individuals and society as a whole, through this practical and vocational course.


Information Technology Systems

Creating Systems to Manage Information

Using Social Media in Business

Website Development

How will it be delivered?

Externally assessed examination, external assessment  and assessed coursework


Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades 5 or above including maths and English. Sheffield South East VI Form may consider students with GCSE grade 4s on an individual case by case.