BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology

About the course

The BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology is for learners who wish to acquire knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, understanding and skills related to data management, data interpretation, data presentation and data protection as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. This builds on the learning that has already taken place at Key Stage 3.

The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden learners’ experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them.

Overview of units


  • Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles
    and Project Planning Techniques
  • Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data
  • Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s or equivalent including Maths and English


Components 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment. Internal assessment for
these components has been designed to relate to achievement of application of the conceptual underpinning for the sector through realistic tasks and activities. This style of assessment promotes deep learning through ensuring the connection between knowledge and practice.

Component 3 provides the main synoptic assessment for the qualification. Component 3 builds directly on Components 1 and 2 and enables learning to be brought together and applied to realistic contexts. Component 3 requires learners to analyse and interpret
information in relation to different scenarios and to draw on knowledge, understanding and skills such as the project planning process, interface design, collection and use of data, when making recommendations on working practices related to design, project organisation, cyber security and legal and ethical issues.

Where you can go next

This qualification can lead to more specialised study in IT-related area at Level 3, which can lead on to an apprenticeship, higher education and ultimately, a range of career possibilities relating to IT or other digital industries.

Information from the examination body

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

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