What do I need to study the course? You should have the entry requirements of 5 A*-C (inc English and Maths) plus at least a C grade or equivalent in an ICT qualification. You will have to conduct in-depth research into different aspects of ICT as well as undertaking practical work. You will need an interest in developing your graphical skills, new technologies and social media, exploring the relationships between the hardware and software that form an IT system. This is your chance to immerse yourself into the digital world and find out what it is all about! What does the course involve? You will develop a comprehensive knowledge of a range of computer concepts both technical and practical and be able to present ideas of your own. You will learn how to use specialist computer software as well as learning what makes a computer work and how different components of a computer can enhance the user experience. You will also develop an understanding of how computers have changed the world that we live in and how the digital world is changing the way that we live our lives. You will become a confident communicator and be able to develop your IT skills, present ideas and demonstrate your practical and analytical skills in the world of computing. You will gain a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology. The following units will be studied: • Information Technology Systems • Creating Systems to Manage Information • Using Social Media in Business • Data Modelling OR Website Development What next? The information technology field contains a wide spectrum of jobs but this qualification focuses on practical skills including games design, database design and creation, games development and using computers to present information. These skills could be transferable into many professions including, business management, computer games designer, technician /technical field, teaching and IT support. Examination Board: Pearson
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