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Welcome to the new IT qualification. You will be studying the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology. This qualification is designed for learners who are interested in an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT.

This course consists of 4 units of study:

Unit 1: Information Technology Systems                   (External written exam)

Unit 2: Creating systems to manage information     (Externally examined practical)

Unit 3: Using social media in Business                      (Coursework)

Unit 5: Data Modelling                                                      (Coursework)


We hope you are looking forward to joining us in September to study BTEC IT

Ms L Smith

Recommended Textbook

Mandatory:  Revise BTEC National Information Technology Revision Guide (Third Edition)

Optional:  Pearson BTEC National Level 3 Information Technology: Unit 1 (PG Online) Whilst aimed at GCSE, this will provide you with useful information, especially if you did not take GCSE Computer Science.  This area of the BBC news website will provide you with up-to-date information on technology development  A website dedicated to BTEC. It is especially useful for units 1 and 2.

Once you sign up to the Google Classroom I will enrol you on the ninja website.


The work that follows is for you to complete before you begin the course in September. It is designed to help you prepare for studying this course. You will need to complete each section and either bring it to the first lesson in September OR submit it to your new Google Classroom.  You must attempt all tasks.  (The Classroom code is: jlkfyxa)