BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology

Qualification: BTEC Level 3

Examining board: Pearson

Course specification:

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology (PDF)

Course leader: Mr Earnshaw

Years taught: 12

What will I be doing on this course?

Unit 1: Information Technology Systems

This unit covers the body of knowledge about computer systems on which the examination will be based including digital devices in it systems, transmitting data, operating online, protecting data and information, the impact of it systems and moral, ethical and legal issues.

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information

In order to complete this assignment students will need to understand the purpose and structure of relational database management systems, standard methods and techniques to design relational database solutions and methods for creating a relation database structure and evaluating a database development project.

Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business

In order to complete this assignment students will need to explore the impact of social media on the ways in which businesses promote their products and services, develop a plan to use social media in a business to meet requirements and implement the use of social media in a business context.

Unit 5: Data Modelling

In order to complete this assignment students will need to investigate data modelling and how it can be used in the decision-making process then design and develop a data model to meet client requirements.

Units covered

How this course is assessed

Assessment by 1 x 2 hour exam and 3 coursework assignments

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Progression/future opportunities

Completion of this course presents opportunities to pursue a career in computing or simply to gain a better understanding as a background to working with computers in other professions.