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BTEC National Award (Level 3)

Course Brief

The 360 guided learning hours (GLH) (usually six months) provides a qualification which is equivalent to one A level. The BTEC National Award offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the appropriate vocational sector.

Examination board

Edexcel

Entry Requirements and Assessment Methods

  • 100% coursework portfolio
  • All units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by Edexcel
  • The full award and units from this qualification are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • 5 GCSE at A-C including ICT, English and Maths

Specification Aims

To give students the skills they need to either gain employment in the IT sector or continue their studies to degree level. The course is aimed at students who have a specialist interest in IT and Computing.

How will this qualification be assessed?

All units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by Edexcel. There are no timetabled exams for this qualification; candidates may complete 6 units over 2 years. The full award and units from this qualification are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Units Covered

Unit 1 (core): Communication and employability skills for ICT

Unit 2 (core): Computer Systems

Unit 3: Information Systems

Unit 21: Website Management and Production

Unit 24: Digital Graphics and Computers

Unit 27: Principles of computer networks