BTEC Level 3 Diploma 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 FV21
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 equivalent to completed 2 Advanced Levels.  Generally this would be studied alongside 1 or 2 other 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. All 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:

  • Information Systems
  • Impact of IT on Business Systems

Option Units:

  • Computer Networks
  • Communication Technologies
  • Managing Networks
  • Installing and Upgrading Software
  • Computer Animation
  • Software Design and Development

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT � 120 credits

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. The course includes masterclasses at Sheffield Hallam University and links with IT industries. It is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Level.

How will it be delivered?

100% continuous assessment including written assignments, practical activities such as setting up a standalone computer system, observations and presentations.

Entry requirements

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

Minimum of GCSE grade 4 in ICT (if taken).