Information and Communications Technology Vocational Programmes

About the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma - ICT Networking and Systems Support Course


The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma - ICT Networking and Systems Support has been approved as components required for the IT Systems & Networks Apprenticeship.

What these qualifications Lead To

These qualifications are designed to prepare learners for employment in the IT sector and they are suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area of work within the IT industry.

Qualification leads to enhanced employment opportunities or Level 4 study including Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA Professional Qualifications. Also access to Foundation Degree or Degree level study.

About the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma for IT Users (ITQ) Course


The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma for IT Users (ITQ) has been approved as components required for the IT User Apprenticeship.

What is the purpose of these qualifications?

The purpose of these qualifications is to develop and recognise learners’ IT skills and knowledge and enable them to use IT effectively in their daily lives.

These qualifications are designed to prepare learners for employment in the IT sector and they are suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area of work within the IT industry.

Who is this course for?

If your ambition is to pursue a career in computing and information communication technologies (ICT) or Business, then this course will give you just the start you need. You will be using our superb computer facilities and have the guidance of staff with a vast working knowledge of computer technology in industry and Business. The computers in our IT Centre are equipped with industry-relevant software, ensuring you gain the skills needed to enable you to progress into the workplace or onto further study.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade G or above including grade E or above in English and Maths
Interview and assessment

What will I study?

  • Developing a Digital Product
  • Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems
  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Solving Technical IT Problems
  • Using Digital Communication Technologies
    Creating a Website
  • Developing Digital Information Using IT
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic

How will I be assessed?

All units are internally assessed and subject to external standards verification.

What can I do after the course?

These qualifications prepare learners for further learning at a higher level in Information Technology or Business. The development of transferable skills means that learners can also choose a study programme from alternative sectors.