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Pearson BTEC level 3 Diploma in Information Technology

The BTEC qualifications in this specification are designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. These qualifications accredit the achievement for courses and programmes of study for full-time or part-time learners in schools, colleges and other training provider organisations.

The qualifications provide career development opportunities for those already in work, and progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions.

There is potential for the qualifications to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels.

On successful completion of a BTEC level 3 qualifications, a learner can progress to or within employment and/or continue their study in the same, or related vocational area.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Information Technology is a 120 credit and 720 guided learning hours (GLH) qualification, it consists of three mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 120 credits.

Unit Topic Credit Points Unit Code GLH
1 Communication and Employability Skills for IT 10 F/601/7233 60
2 Computer Systems 10 M/601/7261 60
3 Information Systems 10 H/601/7256 60
5 Managing Networks 10 K/601/7663 60
18 Database Design 10 J/601/6617 60
21 Data Analysis and Design 10 H/601/7323 60
28 Website Production 10 Y/601/6623 60
31 Computer Animation 10 D/601/7658 60
32 Network System Security 10 J/601/7332 60
37 2D Animation 10 J/502/5663 60
42 Spread Sheet Modelling 10 Y/601/6637 60
43 Multimedia Design 10 T/601/0439 60
Total   120   720