BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in IT

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code FV18
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This qualification provides candidates with high quality, industry-relevant qualifications geared to the specific requirements of key sectors. It is a vocationally-related qualification that provides 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.

This BTEC course is studied alongside 2 or 3 A levels and is a course highly regarded for those wanting to progress onto a degree.

Results last year were outstanding with 100% of students achieving a Distinction/Distinction* grade, equivalent to an A/A* at A level. A high number of students have progressed onto specialist IT degree courses, the qualification will also give all students a strong grounding in IT for future careers.


Core Units:

  • Communication and Employability skills for IT
  • Computer Systems

Option Units:

  • E-Commerce
  • Digital Graphics
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Website Production
  • Developing Computer Games
  • Cyber Security

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma � 60 credits

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.

How will it be delivered?

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent, including Grade 4 in English Language and Grade 4 in Maths.

Grade 4+ in ICT if studied.