BTEC Level 2 First Ext Certificate in IT

  • Course type: BTEC Level 2 Certificate
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel


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On this course, students will learn how IT operates in business and industry and they will be able to apply these ideas in a series of assignments and projects. These include doing research into how computers are used and using software packages to write reports and make presentations.

The course can be taken while re-sitting Maths and English GCSEs.

  • Course units...

    Compulsory units

    Unit 01: The Online World

    Unit 02: Technology Systems

    Unit 03: A Digital Portfolio

    Further specialist units:

    Unit 09: Spreadsheet Development

    Unit 10: Database Development

    Unit 11: Computer Networks

    Unit 13: Website Development

    Unit 15: Installing and Maintaining Computer Software

  • Course assessment...

    Assessment will be carried out by teaching staff and the grades will then be sent to Edexcel for moderation. Some units will be assessed through externally assessed examination.

  • This course can lead to...

    Successful completion offers students several routes for progression: direct entry into employment within business/industry further learning opportunities within employment progression to Level 3 of a vocational qualification in the same or a related area e.g. BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma in IT.

  • Entry requirements...

    You will be required to have 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (including Grade 3 in English Language and Maths)

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