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What's Involved

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in ICT provides an effective platform for you to develop skills in the selection and use of appropriate Information and Creative Technology tools and applications.
The qualification aims to give you an awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of ICT and its impact on society.

The course will enable you to:

1) use ICT for the presentation and manipulation of information; 2) gain knowledge and understanding of the prominent features of ICT as used across many industry, commerce and service sectors; 3) gain knowledge and understanding of the hardware and software used to provide ICT services; 4) learn and apply the basic skills and techniques needed by those working in the ICT industries; 5) develop an appreciation of the role played by ICT in society as a whole.

Entry Requirements

  • 1 Grade 4 / C pass at GCSE;
  • 3 Grade 3 / D passes at GCSE; (Ideally these should include English and maths).

Where will it take me?

The progression within the ICT disciplines is to the following courses offered by the College:


Progression to other courses is also possible.

Exceptionally, older students may progress onto a Higher Education Access or Higher National Certificate course. Students can pursue entry level employment or apprenticeships with commercial or industrial companies employing ICT skills.

Course Assessment Method

"The Online World" and "Technology Systems" are each assessed via an online test. The remaining non-compulsory units are assessed via the "Digital portfolio", which provides an challenging and up to date method of presenting your skills.

There are 3 compulsory units:

  • The online world;
  • Technology systems;
  • Digital portfolio.

In addition, you will study some of the following units:

  • Mobile Apps development;
  • Spreadsheet development;
  • Database development;
  • Website development;
  • Installing and maintaining computer hardware;
  • Installing and maintaining computer software.

Where and When


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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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2020-21 Course Guide

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