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St Peter's
Catholic School

Extended Certificate - IT

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in IT is an excellent way for students to further develop their knowledge and skills of IT. The course is aimed at students who are more vocational and want a practical hands on experience of using computers.

The course will help develop a number of skills and improve your understanding of how IT is used in industry. In Year 12, you will study Creating Systems to Manage Information and Using Social Media in Business. In Year 13, you will study Information Technology Systems and Website Development.

Two of the units within the course are externally assessed. The first of these is the unit on creating systems to manage information, which requires students to complete a 10-hour database assessment during a number sessions over a one week window. The second is a two hour written exam that will assess students’ understanding of the information technology systems unit.

The remaining two units of the course, about social media and website development, will be internally assessed through the completion of assignments and externally moderated.