IT BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Computer Technicians)
The IT BTEC is a one-year full-time programme, 13.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
The IT BTEC is designed to provide a good grounding in the skills needed for those students who wish to specialise in becoming a computer technician.
IT BTEC is taught from our campus in Longbridge. Due to the location of the campus the college can boast strong transport links with; Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Erdington and other surrounding areas.
Communicating in the IT industry
Working in the IT industry
Installing Computer Hardware
Installing Computer Software
IT Fault Diagnosis and Remedy
Functional Skills are a compulsory part of all Sixth Form Centre courses. Students set targets to improve their skills and gain qualifications, in English, Maths and/or IT. The Functional Skills and levels taken are based on initial assessment and previous GCSE results. There is a particular emphasis on skills required for a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT. Students build up a folder of evidence from their vocational work and may be required to sit one or more tests.
- Directed study
- Personal tutorials
All work will be internally assessed through a portfolio of evidence which you will produce throughout the course. Work will also be sampled by the awarding body.
On successful completion of the programme, you will gain the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT, which is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C.
Opportunities for Progression
Successful completion will allow you to move on to a level three qualification, or consider employment in areas involving the use of IT.
Students will be considered depending upon qualifications, experience and interview. You should have one of the following:
- a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in IT plus at least GCSE English at grade D or above/Level 2 Functional Skill equivalent and a maths qualification at level 1 or above
- four GCSEs at grade D and above, including maths and English as above
- other related level 1 or level 2 qualifications
All students will also be required to attend and satisfactorily complete a formal induction period.
For Further Information
If you're interested in studying IT BTEC please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300, call in or email [email protected]