King George V College
ICT

BTEC IT AT KGV COLLEGE

Choose to study BTEC A Level Equivalent ICT at KGV and you will develop an understanding of how ICT can be used in business and in everyday life. You will enhance your knowledge and skills in a range of software and will develop an understanding of how computer hardware works. You will also develop an understanding of how networks, including the Internet, function.

This course is an opportunity to learn about real-world developments in information and communication technology and the assignments are designed to allow you to investigate, using work-related examples, how the use of IT helps organisations to function.

The BTEC A Level Equivalent in IT offers a foundation for students who wish to enhance their understanding of IT systems and want to use solutions to support their further learning.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The course has been structured to develop a broad range of skills. Two of the units that are covered (Employability Skills and Computer Systems) are mandatory and the other 4 units are cover database creation, networking and control systems using Lego Mindstors.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You can choose to study ICT as part of a mixed programme where you study 3 subjects from a combination of two A Levels and one BTEC A Level Equivalent qualifications. You will need a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above and 3 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including Maths or English. You should also check the entry requirements for all of your chosen subjects some of which may require specific GCSEs or grades.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE

The BTEC A Level Equivalent provides you with the equivalent to an A2 Level award. The Diploma is graded Pass, Merit and Distinction and can be used as a qualification when applying to university and gives the same level of UCAS Tariff points as an A Level. If you do not intend going to university then the BTEC A Level Equivalent in IT can help with securing employment or Apprenticeships as most employers are looking for staff that have good/excellent IT literacy skills.

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