Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology

Subject Area: Adult Learning Professional Development


Course Information

  • Start Date: Nov, 2021
  • Attendance: Part-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 154013
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSE grades at grade 4 including English and Maths or level 2 equivalent.

    Course Overview

    This course is the equivalent one A-Level and is designed to give adult learners their initial steps into HE Education, and support those returning after a break in learning. It will also help learners develop their skills in Social Media for Business, Data Modelling and Website design. The course will run one night a week on the evenings.

    Course Highlights

    The objective of this qualification is to give learners the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in IT systems, systems management and social media in business. This will enable learners to progress to further study in the IT sector or other sectors. Learners will study three mandatory units:

    • Unit 1: Information Technology Systems (synoptic) • Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information

    • Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business.

    This qualification includes a choice of optional units, including: • Unit 5: Data Modelling • Unit 6: Website Development. This will allow progression to a variety of degrees when combined with other suitable Level 3 qualifications.

    Next Steps

    When taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, including BTEC Higher Nationals or A Levels in complementary or contrasting subjects, such as mathematics, physics, science, arts or technology, the qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to a degree in an information technology discipline or a degree where information technology related skills and knowledge may be advantageous.

    This qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses. As the content is equivalent in size to one A Level, higher education representatives have confirmed that it is appropriate to allow learners to choose their optional units from a wide range so that they can explore their own choice of areas for further study. The qualification supports entry to, for example: • HND in Business • BA (Hons) in Computer Arts • BSc (Hons) in Fashion Buying Management • BSc (Hons) in Software Development for Animation • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.

    Some university courses may require the achievement of specific units and learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with specific higher education providers.

    Tuition Costs

    Funded for ages 19- 23.