BTEC Level 2

This is a full-time qualification for one year, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of ICT focusing on creative skills and technologies.

The course is ideal if you are interested in a career in ICT, or prefer to keep your options open.  Not only will you develop your ICT skills, knowledge and understanding but you will develop many skills in software packages.  There are no external exams.

An overall Merit at this level, together with English or Maths GCSE at Grade 3, will enable students to progress to Advanced Vocational courses.

More than just a course

The Course Consists Of a range of Units such as:

  • Communicating in the IT industry: Identifies the different IT tools available for safe and secure communication and exchange of information within an organisation
  • Working in the IT industry: You will focus on what jobs are available and what characteristics they will need to secure that job
  • Website Development: Design, create and test a fully functioning website to meet a client’s specification
  • Computer Graphics: Develop knowledge of hardware and software required to work with computer graphics and skills needed to create and use appropriately your own graphics
  • Interactive Multimedia Design: Design, create, test and review your own interactive multimedia application
  • Presenting information using IT: Understand what software is available to produce different documents and what different documents are used for and produce appropriate documents for differing audiences and be able to review them.
  • Animation techniques: Understand the animation process and the different types of animation and develop an animation.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade 3 including ideally English and Maths at grade 3 or above.

How you will learn

Your will naturally use computers to research, investigate, plan and produce work. You will work on your own or in small groups and will develop a range of employability skills.

The course will offer you a variety of learning opportunities including assignments, case studies and a work placement opportunity.

How you will be assessed

All units require the creation of a portfolio of evidence, no external examination is involved.   Your portfolio will be made up of assignments produced using a variety of software packages. To complete these assignments you will need to collect information from a wide variety of sources including the college intranet and the Internet.

Other complementary subjects

This is a full time course on its own however students who have not achieved a GCSE grade 3 in Maths and English are required to retake them during the year.

“I really enjoyed the course and I am looking forward to progressing onto L3.

I particularly liked the Animation Unit – it was fun.”

Callum Doran