BTEC Nationals (Extended) Information Technology IT

What is it?

BTEC IT includes practical tasks and theory, incorporating a wide range of topics including website development, animation, database design and game development. The course opens the door to careers in IT and business. The BTEC Extended Diploma is equal to 3 A-Levels

What will I study?

First year:

  • Unit 1 Communication and Employability Skills for ICT
  • Unit 2 Computer Systems
  • Unit 23 Human Computer Interaction
  • Unit 25 Maintaining Computer systems
  • Unit 28 Website Production
  • Unit 29 Installing and Upgrading Software
  • Unit 30 Digital Graphics
  • Unit 31 Computer Animation
  • Unit 43 Multimedia Design

Second year:

  • Unit 3 Information Systems
  • Unit 8 e-Commerce
  • Unit 10 Communication Technologies
  • Unit 13 IT Systems, Trouble Shooting and Repair
  • Unit 18 Database Design
  • Unit 22 Developing Computer Games
  • Unit 36 Computer Game Platforms and Technologies
  • Unit 37 2D Animation Production
  • Unit 42 Spreadsheet Modelling

What skills will I develop?

  • Teamwork. Groups are often asked to work on group tasks together promoted collaborative learning.
  • Personal motivation, organisation and time management. With doing a double BTEC you will often get work from both tutors, with different deadlines. It will be up to you in order to manage your time in order to deadlines set by both tutors.
  • Written communication. There are a variety of ways that assignments are handed in, one of the main ones being typed assignments.
  • Research skills. You will develop research skills as often you will be given group tasks that will involve doing group or independent revision using the internet.
  • Information technology. You will be taught how to use different pieces of software for different purposes. Your information technology skills will be developed throughout using different hardware and software.
  • Hardware installation. You will learn how to diagnose faults and replace hardware components.
  • Professional software use. You will independently develop your use of industry standard software.

How will I be taught?

  • Demonstrations. Sometimes you will be demonstrated to by the teacher on how to use a particular piece of software or how to connect pieces of hardware together.
  • Practical tasks and collaborative learning.
  • Practise tasks will be given before the formal assessments.
  • Group discussions and debates.

How will I be assessed?

100% coursework submitted via assignments with set deadlines throughout the year.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at A* – C (Grade 4-9) PLUS a minimum of grade 4 in English Language and Maths.

MCM will consider alternative qualifications to GCSE’s and for mature students will consider work history as part of the entry requirement process. If you do not meet the above entry requirements please get in touch and we maybe able to help –


Fee Structure

1 A-Level: £1250 (per annum)
3 A-Levels / BTEC : £2750 (per annum)
BTEC + Islamic Studies: £2750 (per annum)




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