Information and Creative TechnologyVocational • Level 2
About the course
The Level 2 BTEC Computing one year course of study. Units 1 & 2 are exam based units and the remaining 7 are portfolio based.The aim of the course is to inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the Information and Creative Technology sector. To give learners the opportunity to gain broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills and support progression to specialised Level 3 qualifications. It gives learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment in a wide range of job roles. Within the level 2 course students will be assessed on criteria varying from creating storyboards for a digital portfolio, designing and creating a booking system for a doctors surgery and designing and creating a live website. You will be taught by team industry professionals with over 50 years of teaching experience between them. Our lessons vary between practical and theory based, allowing full use of computing equipment. This course also supports the development of English and mathematics knowledge and skills. There are opportunities to develop skills that are indicated within unit assessment criteria grids. These will give you the opportunity to enhance and reinforce skills related to these areas in naturally occurring relevant contexts.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
The requirements for this course are a minimum of 4 grade 3’s at GCSE. One of these grades needs to be Maths, English or English Literature.
Unit 1: The Online World Unit 2: Technology Systems Unit 3: A Digital Portfolio Unit 4: Creating Digital Animation Unit 6: Creating Digital Graphics Unit 9: Spreadsheets Unit 10: Database Development Unit 17: Multimedia Development
The assessment for this course is assessed on exams, coursework through presentations, creation of several products, such as graphics and animation, wesbites, programming applications, spreadsheets, databases and many more . There are also opportunities for volunteering/work experience and practical demonstrations. Learners get ongoing feedback throughout the coursework as well as summative feedback at the end of each unit. All coursework is assessed against criteria set for each unit, informing ideas, problem solving, technical skill, professional practice and communication. Finally assessed work is grades at pass, merit or distinction.
Careers & Progression
Upon successful completion of this course most students progress onto the level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing at Burnley College however, some may decide they would like to do an Apprenticeship. This is also an option at Burnley College.
The college has a number of Windows PC-based computer suites installed with all the required software that can be used for all aspects of the course.
Extra curricular activities
As part of the course we are involved with a range of activities and visits. We take part in what will help you achieve your ambitions. Past visits have included: Residentials to Outdoor Elements for team building activities, visits to local software development companies and the opportunity to take part in the Digital Advantage project and competition. You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.