The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT is a two-year course leading to a qualification the equivalent of one A Level. This is an excellent grounding to go onto further study in an IT-related subject or to seek an apprenticeship or employment. The vocational nature of this course means that there is emphasis on developing practical skills in key areas of IT/Computing. The assessment of the course is 100% coursework portfolio.

What will I study?

The mandatory units for this qualification are:
• Communication and Employability skills
• Computer Systems

Additional units of study will include:
• Database Design
• Multimedia Design
• Organisational systems security
• E-Commerce

To study this course successfully, it is important to have an interest in IT/Computer science and to be disciplined in the production of your coursework. You will also be expected to work on coursework outside of lesson time. You must be willing to explore new ideas and concepts and you must use your study periods efficiently to complete assignment work.

Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 4 in ICT or pass in equivalent ICT qualification (if studied) plus GCSE grade 4 in both English Language and Mathematics.

BTEC Information Technology Course Leaflet

exam board course specification

What Our Students Say

I enjoy studying BTEC IT as every lesson is different. You learn so much about computers that you use every day and the IT skills I have learnt so far will help me in my future career. I would recommend this subject to anyone that is looking at jobs involving IT or computer based work as this course will help advance the skills you already know

Emma Morgan