Entry Requirements

  • 5+ GCSEs at 9-4
  • Grade 5 in mathematics
  • Grade 4 in science
  • Merit in BTEC level 2 engineering


Manjinder Hayre
Coordinator of Learning – ICT


Course Outline

In BTEC Information Technology, students have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in IT. Candidates study the relationship between hardware and software, managing and communicating information and data, and the principles of designing and developing digital technologies and processes to support organisations. Students will examine the structure of data and its origins, and how an efficient data design follows through to an effective and useful database. Students will examine a given scenario and develop an effective design solution to produce a database system.

Candidates will explore different social media websites, the ways in which they can be used and the potential pitfalls when using them for business purposes. Students will develop a plan to use social media strategies for business purposes to achieve specific aims and objectives. Students will review existing websites – commenting on their overall design and effectiveness. They will use scripting languages such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript® and a simple text editor, or rapid application development tools.

This course will allow progression to a variety of degrees when combined with other suitable Level 3 qualifications.

Course Assessment

  • Unit 1: Information Technology Systems
  • Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business
  • Unit 6: Website Development