BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology

About the course

This Extended Diploma in Information Technology, studied in Years 12 and 13, is equivalent to one-and-a-half A Levels (180 credits). You will develop a solid base of IT knowledge, looking at areas such as the hardware and software that make up an IT system, how data is managed in business, IT communication, computational thinking skills and the principles of designing and developing computer programs.

Overview of units

Year 1:

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Programming
  • Website Development
  • Mobile Apps Development

Year 2:

  • Cyber Security and Incident Management
  • IT Project Management
  • IT Technical Support and Management
  • Software Testing
  • IT Service Delivery
  • Digital 2D and 3D Graphics
  • Enterprise in IT

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s or equivalent including Maths and English.


You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, controlled assessment and examination.

Where you can go next

There are a variety of employment options and higher apprenticeships available in Information Technology, as well as links to engineering jobs and business. This BTEC can also be used as a pathway to an HND or degree in computing, business information technology, data science or networking, as just a few examples.

Information from the examination body

Full details of this course can be found at the Pearson website.

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