What does this qualification cover?

  • Four units in total
  • One optional unit with 60 guided learning hours (GLH) and three mandatory units where two units are 90 GLH and one unit 120 GLH. Two units are externally examined units
  • The units are a blend of IT specialisms, studying hardware and software, managing, and communicating information and data, and the principles of designing and developing digital technologies and processes to support organisations
  • The choice of optional units includes:
    • Data modelling and analytics
    • Website development

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

What’s included?

  • 360 Guided Learning Hours – which is the equivalent to one A Level qualification
  • A mixture of theory and practical units that have been developed with our employers and universities in mind
  • Students completing their BTEC Nationals in Information Technology will be aiming to go on to employment, often via the steppingstone of higher education

Key Features

The BTEC Level 3 IT will inspire, motivate, and challenge students by following a broad, coherent, practical, satisfying, and worthwhile course of study.

The key features of this specification encourage the emphasis on:

  • Problem solving using computers
  • Software development
  • Website development
  • Database development
  • Network design and security
  • Big Data and Business Analysis and data modelling

Links to workplace

It fully meets entry requirements for progression to a degree course in IT and related areas such as: digital technology solutions, IT management for business, computer networks security or business computing and entrepreneurship.

By choosing BTEC Level 3 IT one will have access to a wide range of rewarding occupations for example:

  • Digital Technology Solutions
  • Software developer
  • Computer Games Technology (design and development)
  • Creative Technology
  • Information Technology Management for Business
  • Computer Networks and Security

The course is also run in parallel with industry qualifications such as Cisco Networking Academy courses and Palo Alto Academy courses (Cybersecurity).


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