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Course Overview
Course type

Level 2 Extended Certificate (BTEC)

Course length

1 year 

Required qualifications

Successful completion of a broad range of GCSEs or equivalent programme.

Must include:

  • English Language or Maths (minimum 3)
  • One other relevant subject (minimum 3)
  • A good school reference

Other information

Students on a Level 2 Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade 4 or below at GCSE. Students with grade 5 and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • multimedia technology as a tool for success
  • application development
  • e-commerce 
  • video editing 

On the course you will:

  • learn how different businesses use technology
  • develop concept into real software
  • create multimedia apps
  • take part in a work experience placement

Method of assessment

You will be assessed internally by coursework and two externally-assessed online exams.

What will I be able to progress to?

Successful students can move on to an advanced IT programme, for example the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT this can lead to university or technology-related employment such as IT networking, management information systems or as a desktop technician.