route3 btec level 2 For 16-19 Year Olds

BTEC Level 2 Award: IT

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This course will give you skills and knowledge to help you thrive in the modern world of digital communications. It will help prepare you for a very wide range of further study and career routes.



To join this programme you will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (or equivalent). One of either English language or maths needs to be at least a grade 3 whilst the other needs to be no less than a grade 2.

Why study BTEC Level 2 Award: IT at Blackpool Sixth?

We combine this course with the BTEC First in Business to provide a broad and exciting preparation for future study and careers. This course will prepare you for many subjects in the level 3 programme as it helps develop your confidence in computers. It also feeds into the IT level 3 BTEC programme and A Level graphics as we cover elements of these courses within the work you do

How will I be taught?

Unit 1 the online world is an exam for 1 hour on the computer containing a series of short answer questions or multiple choice questions. The other 3 units are 100% coursework and will be separated into assignments. The content will be taught in a practical way with many small activities to teach you the information.

Teacher expertise

Chelsie has a background in primary school teaching (head of IT) and is an advocate for getting students to develop their employability skills.

What skills will I develop?

  • Computer software
  • Awareness of the internet and how it works
  • Work place links
  • Organisation along with the basics in animation (adobe animate)
  • Digital graphics (Adobe Photoshop) and website design.
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How will I be assessed?

Unit 1 is an exam unit that will be done on a computer. Units 4 ,3 and 6 are assessed by coursework and are 100% coursework

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What will you study and other information about BTEC Level 2 Award: IT

Where does it lead?

The course will help prepare you for a wide variety of study and career routes. The course is an excellent preparation for the BTEC IT at level 3. Students have progressed from the level 3 course to Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, and Civil Service apprenticeships as well as university courses in computer animation, digital graphics and web design amongst many others.

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