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BTEC (Specialist) – ICT Systems and Principles (QCF)

Course Summary
Price From £357.50 – £1952.50
Payment Options Pay by Credit/Debit card or Bank transfer or equal monthly installments by Direct Debit
Study method Online
Duration 3 months to 18 months
Qualification BTEC Level 2 Certificate; Level 3 Certificate/Diploma/Extended Diploma,
Awarded by Pearson (Edexcel)
Additional Info Tutor support during normal business hours
What is a BTEC Specialist qualification?
This specialist qualification fits into the IT, Software, Web and Telecoms apprenticeship or can be stand alone. It consists of up to 24 credits for the Certificate and  37 credits for the Diploma and 72 credits for the Extended Diploma. The units can be a mixture of level 2 and level 3, so long as the minimum of 60% of the credit are atthe level of the qualification. All are offered on-line distance learning via our state of the art learning management systems and e-portfolio.,
What does the course consist of?

If you are looking for the ideal mix of IT and Engineering, then this is for you. Some of these units are the same as those in the BTEC Nationals in IT and Engineering, some even appear in both. Unlike the BTEC Nationals, there are no mandatory units, so you can mix and match IT, with Engineering or Telecoms.

These qualifications can be done in stages

Size Credits Units
L2 Certificate 13-20 2-3
L3 Certificate 24 2-3
 L3 Diploma 37 3-4
L3 Extended Diploma 72 6-7

The Units

Unit Title Discipline Credit Level
5 Computer Systems IT 10 2
6 Systems Architecture Telecoms/IT 6 2
11 Telecommunications Principles Telecoms 7 2
13 Mobile Communication Technology Telecoms 10 2
14 Principles of ICT System and Data Security IT 6 2
15 Networking Principles Telecoms/IT 6 2
23 Communication and Employability Skills for IT Telecoms/IT 10 3
24 Project Planning with IT IT 10 3
25 Computer Systems IT 10 3
28 IT Technical Support Telecoms/IT 10 3
29 Communication Technologies Engineering/Telecoms/IT 10 3
30 Telecommunications Principles Telecoms 10 3
31 Telecommunications Systems Telecoms 10 3
34 Fault Diagnosis and Maintenance of Communications Equipment Engineering/Telecoms/IT 10 3
35 Communications for Engineering Technicians Engineering/Telecoms 10 3
37 Electrical & Electronic Principles Engineering/Telecoms 10 3
38 Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits Engineering/Telecoms 10 3
39 Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace Engineering/Telecoms 10 3
41 Networking Principles Telecoms/IT 10 3
42 Computer Networks Telecoms/IT 10 3
43 Core Network Techniques Telecoms 10 3
44 Managing Networks Telecoms/IT 10 3
46 Access Network Techniques and Applications Telecoms 10 3
48 Mathematics for IT Practitioners IT 10 3
49 Information Systems IT 10 3
54 Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems IT 10 3
Who is the Course aimed at?

This course is ideal if you are unable to attend a college or university, due to work or family commitments. If you are looking to further your career or you need the qualifications for a promotion or career change, this course deals with materials around engineering, Telecommunications and IT,

What are the entry requirements?

There are no minimum entry requirements, however a good understanding of English and Maths is essential. We can assess your abilities using the BKSB system.

Non-native English speakers and those students who have not had their final two years of schooling in English will need to demonstrate one of the following upon entry:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
  • IELTS 5.5 (including 5.5 for reading and writing)
  • PTE 51
  • or equivalent,
Who is this Course for?

Those who would like a career change, or would like to get qualified in their industry.

There are no UCAS tariff points associated with this qualification as the only grade possible is a Pass

How much does it cost?
  • Level – 2
  • Credits – 13 – 20
  • UCAS Points – N/A
  • Registration – £51.25
  • Cost per credit – £27.50
  • Total Cost – £357.50 – £550
  • Level – 3
  • Credits – 24-36
  • UCAS Points – N/A
  • Registration – £86.12
  • Cost per credit – £27.50
  • Total Cost – £660 – £990
  • Level – 3
  • Credits – 37-71
  • UCAS Points – N/A
  • Registration – £103.90
  • Cost per credit – £27.50
  • Total Cost – £1017.50 – £1952.50
  • Level – 3
  • Credits – 72+
  • UCAS Points – N/A
  • Registration – £141.20
  • Cost per credit – £27.50
  • Total Cost – £1980+

 

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