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Level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate in Information Technology

  • LEVEL 3
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Course Overview

This course is designed for learners who are interested in an introduction to creating IT systems to manage and share information.

The content of the course has been developed in collaboration with employers and representatives from higher education, ensuring that content is up to date and includes the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes required in the sector. You are assessed with practical activities, courework, controlled assessments and exams.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 26 Jun 2026

Entry Requirements

Requires four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, and may include a BTEC at a merit or above.

Course information

Units of study include creating social media systems, managing information systems and creating systems to manage information aloongside website development.

2 Years

In class, face to face with some practical activity, individual and group work.

The course is assessed by a combination of written examinations, external and internal assessments.

Level 3 EDEXCEL BTEC National Extended Certificate in Information Technology

During your two years of study you will undertake a work placement. You will also hear from a variety of industry speakers and attend master classes, workshops, trips and conferences.

University, career or an apprenticeship

Level 3

You will be required to undertake independent research to enhance your coursework and to complete tasks outside of the classroom.