BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level subject option block)

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to two A Level subject option blocks)

Entry requirements:    

Five GCSE Grade 4s including Maths & English Language.

What is it?    

Our IT courses mainly focus on the software elements of computing, as opposed to hardware. You will study a combination of theoretical and practical work, with programming and the creation of various platforms being key elements.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

Trips to the Apple Store in Liverpool are always popular with IT students as they get to use Apple's latest platforms to code and control robots in-store.

What will I study?    

There is a wide range of topics covered in both courses, including creating systems and databases to managing information, website development and using social media in business.

How will I be assessed?    

A mixture of coursework and internally and externally set controlled assessments plus exams across the two years.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

The qualifications are an ideal platform to go onto an apprenticeship in the industry or further study, and the skills gathered offer high-employability. IT & computing is an ever-growing field and requires qualified experts.

Exam Board:

Pearson Edexcel


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