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Summary

This BTEC course is based on unit learning on a range of IT topics which will give you a solid foundation of skills and knowledge. Each unit has a range of internally assessed related assignments where you will demonstrate and reflect on your learning.

Description

This course is run in two parts. You will study a Subsidiary Diploma (60 credits) in your first year and you can then progress onto the National Diploma in the second year which is equivalent to 2 A levels and you will complete 12 units in total (120 credits). The course provides you with an advanced level of understanding of the IT industry and the key functions required of someone wishing to take their career into this varied industry. You will be developing your skills in information systems, website production and e-commerce so that you can become a skilled IT professional able to apply your knowledge to a range of business sectors.

Key Areas

As well as studying mandatory core units, you will learn to create a website using different coding languages; design digital graphics and animation; create design a database and use spreadsheets for a variety of applications for IT in the workplace. You will learn how to present and communicate your work as you would do in the workplace. Each unit will develop your IT skills, competence and confidence in the following key areas:

  • Computer systems
  • Website design
  • Communication and employability skills
  • Information Systems

Entry Criteria

You'll need four GCSEs grade C or above, or a level 2 qualification with a pass or merit grade in a relevant subject and an interview.

What Next

With the 2 year National Diploma, you could progress on to a university level course in IT or IT and Business. Alternatively, you will be able to take advantage of a range of employment opportunities in the IT or business sectors, and focus on a range of disciplines, from networking to e-commerce.


Course options

  • 2018/19 Full Time Day

    Provider

    South & City College Birmingham

    Location

    Bordesley Green Campus, Digbeth Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Full Time Day

    Days

    Thursday, Friday

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September | 2018/19 - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September | 2018/19 - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
    19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September | 2018/19 £3,500 1 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    24+ September | 2018/19 £3,500 1 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
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    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.0000 - -
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    Other Options:

  • 2018/19 Part Time Day

    Provider

    South & City College Birmingham

    Location

    Digbeth Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Part Time Day

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September | 2018/19 - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September | 2018/19 - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
    19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September | 2018/19 £3,500 1 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    24+ September | 2018/19 £3,500 1 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    NULL - NULL NULL NULL NULL 5000.0000

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.0000 - -
    To apply for this option, click here:
    Or click here to enquire:

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