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Name of subject: BTEC ICT (Level 3)

Examination board - Edexcel

Qualification: BTEC Foundation Diploma                                                   

Entry requirements: 4+ GCSES A*-C (Required), 5 in English and Maths is preferred

Description of the course (Overview):

ICT is now embedded in our society and is a vital part of industries as diverse as entertainment, banking and manufacturing. The growth in ICT services, networking and data management is a key feature in global economies and the IT job market remains strong and relatively well paid. If you are interested in a career in ICT or a related field then this two year programme will give you a good understanding of a broad range of ICT specialisms and will enable you to understand how ICT underpins business operation.

If you are successful on this course you could go on to university to study for a degree in computer science, information systems or any related degree programme. You could also join an IT apprenticeship offered by a college. You may prefer to go directly into work. The ICT industry is growing at a fast rate and there is increasing demand for ICT specialists. It is also an area of work that has a multitude of options to suit all talents and skills.

510 GLH Equivalent in size to 1.5 A Levels. 6 units of which 4 are mandatory and 2 are external. Mandatory content (M) (76%).  2 Optional content (O). External assessment (41%).


  • 1 Information Technology Systems  (M) (Externally assessed)
  • 2 Creating Systems to Manage Information (M) (Externally assessed)
  • 3 Using Social Media in Business (M) (Internally assessed)
  • 4 Programming (M) (Internally assessed)
  • 6 Website Development (O) (Internally assessed)
  • 8 Computer Games Development (O) (Internally assessed)

Enrichment activities

Young enterprise (Year 12)

Trips to businesses