The BTEC National in Information technology offers learners a modern, work-related qualification which opens the door to higher education and a career. It is designed with a clear purpose to support defined progression routes into higher education or employment, builds high-level skills such as teamwork, creative thinking and presentation skills and develops independent research and study skills essential for success at university.
What will I study?
This is a practical course with an emphasis on developing skills such as teamwork; problem solving; and communication to prepare you for university and employment.
The course covers areas such as socila media for business, giving students the opportunity to create and manage an online social media campaign for a business and analyse its sucess using a variety of tools. You will also get to study management of data, information technology systems and website development.
You will have many opportunities outside of the classroom to develop links with local businesses and professionals, this will be vital in strengthening your understanding of the in class content while developing and enhancing your CV.
The College welcomes regular guest speakers from within the ICT and business sectorand students will be given the opportunity attend workshopsand events. For example, students have attended robotics workshops to develop understanding of IT systems and programming methods.
Where might it lead?
Many Information Technology students go on to study Information Technology related courses in Higher Education. However the course has been developed in conjunction with leading businesses and universities in order to deliver the skills and knowledge required by employers.