5 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A- C) including English and maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above. Students who have 4 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A- C) including English and maths should apply and will be interviewed.
Who is the course for
If you like working with computers, enjoy solving problems using logical, analytical thinking and enjoy hands on practical work then this course is for you.
You will learn how to create websites, animations, games, spreadsheets and databases. You will also develop practical skills in computer hardware and networking. There are 9 units to study. Compulsory Units are: U1: Communication and Employability skills for IT U2: Computer Systems Specialist Units: U3: Information Systems U8: E- Commerce U10: Communication Technologies U28: Website Production and Management U30: Digital Graphics U31: Computer Animation U42: Spreadsheet Modelling Specialist units are subject to change.
You will receive 12 hours of taught sessions each week, on top of this you will need to put in a further 12 hours of self study to achieve high grades.
How is the course assessed
The BTEC 90-credit Diploma is entirely coursework. From each unit you will achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction. You will receive a final mark between PP and DD for the Diploma. An overall mark of DD equates to 210 UCAS points.
Where next - Further Studies
The BTEC 90-credit Diploma course is equivalent to 3 AS-levels and carries up to 210 UCAS points depending on your final grade. It can lead to a place on the second year of the BTEC Extended Diploma in IT.
Where next - Job Opportunities
This course can lead to a job in the IT sector
Paper, pens, a folder for each unit, a USB memory stick, text books, a PC, an internet connection, Microsoft Office. None A pen, an A4 folder with paper in, a USB stick
How to Apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
- Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
- Post - if you would prefer to submit a paper form please click here to download a copy. Please fill it out and return it to: Admissions, Harrow College, Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3AQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.