Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in IT

Course overview

BTEC Nationals are highly regarded by universities, further education colleges and employers. Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in IT course is designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualification in information technologies. This course gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment.

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is broadly equivalent to one GCE AS Level.

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Key Information:

Course duration: 3 Months
Study Mode: Full-time
Study Location: London Campus

Award: BTEC Level 3 Certificate
Awarding Body: Edexcel

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Modules Studied

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate is a 30-credit and 180-guided-learning-hour (GLH) qualification that consists of two mandatory modules plus an optional module that provides for a combined total of 30 credits.

Mandatory Core Modules

  • Communication and Employability Skills for IT
  • Computer Systems

Specialist Module

  • Information Systems

Age: 18+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • A BTEC or related qualification at Level 2
  • Relevant work experience
  • A general level of education equivalent to at least four A+- to C-grade GCSEs.
  • In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Students who do not have formal level 2 qualification or more mature learners may have a more varied learning profile, which is likely to include either paid or unpaid employment.

IELTS 4.5, with a minimum of 4.5 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

You will be assessed through written assignments and coursework.

The assignment criteria are provided by the awarding body.

Successful completion of this Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in IT course allows students to gain direct entry to Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF) course at LSST, or to BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF) course at LSST, entry point – year 1.