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Course overview

This course is designed to be studied alongside 2 A Levels and combines brilliantly with subjects such as Accounting, Economics, Maths and Physics.

Are you fascinated by technology and the rate at which it's rapidly evolving? If you have a passion for problem solving and are keen to develop your technical and analytical skills, this is the course for you.

The qualification is designed to give you a basic introduction to the study of IT alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT.

The objective of this qualification is to give you the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in data management and social media in business. This will enable you to progress to further study in the IT sector, or other sectors.

Learners will study two mandatory units in the first year:
Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information (synoptic)
Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business

In the second year there will be one mandatory unit:
Unit 1: Information Technology Systems

And a choice of optional units including:
Unit 5: Data Modelling
Unit 6: Website Development

This will allow progression to a variety of degrees when combined with other suitable Level 3 qualifications.

How will I learn?

Learning is through many different methods, including discussion, research and presentation, together with practical skill development where possible. There is a requirement placed on you to work outside of class.

What else do I need to know?

All BTEC Nationals provide transferable knowledge and skills that prepare learners for progression to university. The transferable skills that universities value include the ability to give presentations and being active group members.

What are the entry requirements?

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including maths and English Language, in subjects relevant to your A Level or A+ Programme subject choices.

How is it assessed?

The course is assessed through a mixture of external and internal assessment.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

The majority of students from this course progress to a university based programme. You can also choose to enter employment, possibly through an Apprenticeship.

How do I find out more?

If you wish to find out more you can contact Lesley Kelly or Steph Tague by emailing: lesley.kelly@nscg.ac.uk or steph.tague @nscg.ac.uk

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