What’s it all about?
IT is used in every sphere of life, from taking a phone call to managing accounts. This qualification is designed for learners who are interested in an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT.
What skills will I need to be successful?
You will need an interest in IT and processes. An analytical brain and a good understanding of hardware and software will be of benefit. You will need to create IT solutions to problems identified in business situations so should be a creative thinker. The nature of BTEC requires you to be organised and keep a portfolio of the assignments you complete.
Where can it take me in the future?
This course will give you a fundamental and synoptic understanding of all areas of IT, supporting your progression to an IT-related higher education course or to employment in a role that requires computing-related expertise. You will also gain experience to help prepare you for employment as a website developer or a website development apprenticeship. The course can also provide a starting point for progression to roles such as social media specialist, content developer or app and web developer.