EDEXCEL (QCF) 500/9147/5
Why study ICT?

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma allows students to take a truly practical ICT course. The Diploma is designed to continue the approach to learning that students have had at school, if they have studied ICT on a vocational programme. Students will experience a very ‘hands on’, practical course, with the ability to be creative using ICT skills, and to apply them in a range of contexts.

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in IT provides a truly vocational alternative to the AS / A2 level programmes.  Students will learn about the use and management of IT facilities in a variety of different work-related contexts.

The 60-credit BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC  Level 3 Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.

Course Requirements

5 A-C including English

Course Outline
    Year 12:
    Unit 1 Communication and Employability Skills for IT 10 3
    Unit 2 Computer Systems
    Unit 8 e-Commerce

    Year 13:
    Unit 29 Installing and Upgrading Software
    Unit 28 Website Production
    Unit 31 Computer Animation

    How the Course is Assessed
      Coursework (100%)
      Examining Board – Edexcel
      The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT is a 60-credit and 360-guided-learning-hour (GLH)  qualification that consists of two mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits (where at least 45 credits must be at level 3 or above).

      Links to Careers
        With the international recognition of BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment. If successful there are a wide variety of potential careers that you can explore, within sectors such as the growing computer games industry, product development, technical support, technical sales, telecommunications and hardware engineering. Jobs that are commonly taken after completion of the qualification are: systems analyst, computer service technician and computer operator.

        Links to University
          The BTEC Level 3 Nationals Subsidiary Diploma in IT has the equivalence of one GCE A Level, and it is possible for you to progress further into higher education, as successful BTEC National qualifications give UCAS points for university applications, or seek employment within the IT industry sector using the skills developed on the course.  In previous years we have had students accepted onto University courses in IT on the basis of successfully completing the BTEC National Diploma IT course.
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        Syllabus: ICT BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
        Examination Board: EDEXCEL (QCF) 500/9147/5
        More Information: Mrs S Jeffs - sjeffs@kingsleyacademy.org