Miss L Jordan

Mr M Kabir

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Level:  BTEC Level 1 & 2

WHAT IS THE BTEC LEVEL 1/2 TECH AWARD IN DIGITAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Digital skills span all industries; almost all jobs in the UK today require employees to have a good level of digital literacy.  This qualification gives students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills relating to digital information technology in a practical learning environment.  It focuses on developing solutions to meet specific user requirements, working as part of a team and cyber security.

HOW WILL YOU LEARN?

For the practical units you will learn through a mixture of teacher led skills building and videos, which will allow you to work independently and productively, together with associated tasks and teacher guidance.

COURSE DETAILS

The course is equivalent to one GCSE and takes up one option choice.  You will complete three components one externally examined and two internally assessed with coursework assignments.

  • Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning.  As digital technologies continue to evolve, each new development gives new and exciting ways of completing tasks and interacting with our devices…  Students will learn different project planning techniques and use them to plan and deliver a project to design a user interface.

       Assessment: Coursework worth 30% of the overall qualification

  • Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data. Large organisations collect vast amounts of data from a range of different sources – ‘Big Data’. This component will help to develop students’ understanding of how to present data in different ways to give it more meaning.

       Assessment: Coursework worth 30% of the overall qualification

  • Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices. This component builds on the knowledge and skills developed across the other two units.  It requires students to select and integrate knowledge and understanding then apply it to a given scenario or context.

       Assessment: 1.5 hour practical exam worth 40% of the overall qualification

REQUIREMENTS 

This course is designed for all Key Stage 4 students, however you will perform better if you are able to work well independently and enjoy learning new IT skills.

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE BTEC IT?

The digital sector is a major source of employment in the UK with 1.46 million people working in digital companies and around 45,000 digital jobs advertised at any one time. This qualification provides hands-on skills that will enable students to access this area of employment.