HomeCoursesBTEC 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
Information Technology Systems
Creating Systems to Manage Information
Using Social Media in Business
Mobile Apps Development
Cyber Security and Incident Management
IT Project Management
IT Technical Support and Management
IT Service Delivery
Digital 2D and 3D Graphics
Enterprise in IT
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.