BTEC Nationals in IT (QCF)

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30 – 180 Credit Qualification, equivalent to up to 3 A’ Levels

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What are the BTEC Nationals in IT (QCF)?

 

The BTEC Nationals in IT is a technical level qualification which will help the learner to move up to a Higher Education (HE) qualification. It will give the learner an excellent foundation at technician level and can be incorporated into an apprenticeship. There are mandatory units which are common to all engineering disciplines, and the optional units to make up the 30, 60, 90, 120 or 180 credits.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in IT are accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)  .

 

The BTEC qualifications in this specification have been developed in the IT sector to:

 

Give education and training for IT employees

Give IT employees opportunities to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 vocationally-specific qualification

Give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the IT sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing and Systems Development

Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

 

What does the course consist of?

There are various sizes of qualification from a single unit worth 10 credits, to an extended diploma worth 180 credits.

All units are delivered via our Learning Management System online, so is available 24/7. Assessment is through our e-portfolio, which is where you upload your assignments to. We have a wealth of experience within the team to support you through your studies.

 

Who is the Course aimed at?

The BTEC Nationals in IT (QCF) 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 computing

 

What are the entry requirements?

3 GCSE’s, English, Maths and IT ideally.

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 5.1 or equivalent

 

Who is this Course for?

The BTEC Nationals in IT (QCF) are for those working as technicians, who would like to take the next step, or those who would like a career change.

All credits can be used for larger qualifications and are eligible for UCAS points for those seeking entry into University, or onwards to Higher Education, such as the HNC in Computing and Systems Development.

 

How long do I get to complete this course?

You are allowed 2 months per unit to complete from registration. Your progress can be monitored in OneFile as we will program your start and finish dates. If you do not complete within the given time, you can extend on a unit by unit basis at the individual unit price.

6 Months Duration

Mandatory Units 

Unit 001 – Communication and Employability Skills for IT

Unit 002 – Computer Systems

Optional Units- choose 1 of the following:

Unit 004 – Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems

Unit 005 – Managing Networks

Unit 007 – Organisational Systems Security

Unit 008 – e-Commerce

Unit 009 – Computer Networks

Unit 010 – Communication Technologies

Unit 012 – IT Technical Support

Unit 013 – IT Systems Troubleshooting & Repair

Unit 017 – Project Planning with IT

Unit 019 – Computer Systems Architecture

Unit 025 – Maintaining Computer Systems

Unit 029 – Installing & Upgrading Software

Unit 032 – Networked Systems Security

Unit 033 – Supporting Business Activity

Unit 034 – Business Resources

12 Months Duration

Mandatory Units 

Unit 001 – Communication and Employability Skills for IT

Unit 002 – Computer Systems

Optional Units – choose 4 of the following:

Unit 003 – Information Systems

Unit 004 – Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems

Unit 008 – e-Commerce

Unit 009 – Computer Networks

Unit 010 – Communication Technologies

Unit 011 – System Analysis and Design

Unit 012 – IT Technical Support

Unit 017 – Project Planning with IT

Unit 019 – Computer Systems Architecture

Unit 034 – Business Resources

Mandatory Units 

Unit 001 – Communication and Employability Skills for IT

Unit 002 – Computer Systems

Optional Units – choose 7 of the following:

Unit 004 – Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems

Unit 005 – Managing Networks

Unit 007 – Organisational Systems Security

Unit 008 – e-Commerce

Unit 009 – Computer Networks

Unit 010 – Communication Technologies

Unit 012 – IT Technical Support

Unit 013 – IT Systems Troubleshooting & Repair

Unit 017 – Project Planning with IT

Unit 019 – Computer Systems Architecture

Unit 025 – Maintaining Computer Systems

Unit 029 – Installing & Upgrading Software

Unit 032 – Networked Systems Security

Unit 033 – Supporting Business Activity

Unit 034 – Business Resources

Mandatory Units 

Unit 001 – Communication and Employability Skills for IT

Unit 002 – Computer Systems

Unit 003 – Information Systems

Optional Units – Choose 9

Unit 004 – Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems

Unit 005 – Managing Networks

Unit 007 – Organisational Systems Security

Unit 008 – e-Commerce

Unit 009 – Computer Networks

Unit 010 – Communication Technologies

Unit 012 – IT Technical Support

Unit 013 – IT Systems Troubleshooting & Repair

Unit 017 – Project Planning with IT

Unit 019 – Computer Systems Architecture

Unit 025 – Maintaining Computer Systems

Unit 029 – Installing & Upgrading Software

Unit 032 – Networked Systems Security

Unit 033 – Supporting Business Activity

Unit 034 – Business Resources

Mandatory Units 

Unit 001 – Communication and Employability Skills for IT

Unit 002 – Computer Systems

Unit 003 – Information Systems

Optional Units – Choose 9

Unit 004 – Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems

Unit 005 – Managing Networks

Unit 007 – Organisational Systems Security

Unit 008 – e-Commerce

Unit 009 – Computer Networks

Unit 010 – Communication Technologies

Unit 012 – IT Technical Support

Unit 013 – IT Systems Troubleshooting & Repair

Unit 017 – Project Planning with IT

Unit 019 – Computer Systems Architecture

Unit 025 – Maintaining Computer Systems

Unit 029 – Installing & Upgrading Software

Unit 032 – Networked Systems Security

Unit 033 – Supporting Business Activity

Unit 034 – Business Resources

All units are delivered via our Learning Management System online, so is available 24/7. Assessment is through our e-portfolio, which is where you upload your assignments to. We have a wealth of experience within the team to support you through your studies.

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Credits

120

Awarding Organisation (AO)

Pearson (Edexcel)

Assessment

Assignments

Attendance

Online, Remote

GLH

720

Level

3

Duration

24 Months

Size

Monthly, Single, Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, 90 Cr Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma