About this course
Information Technology (IT) is a rapidly changing industry and the BTEC 90 Credit course is designed to develop the IT professionals of tomorrow, who will be able to fill the wide ranging and challenging posts available within a broad range of organisations.
We believe these will provide added employability to students completing the course, preparing them for the real world of IT. Please note, that students wishing to take the Microsoft Exams will be able to do so at the College exam centre, but they will need to fund this themselves.
For the course students will benefit from high specification PCs, a bespoke hardware maintenance lab and a networking room containing Cisco routers and switches which will be configured and tested by students during practical sessions. The PCs will have installed as standard, many industry leading applications such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Blender and Gamesmaker. Students will also have the opportunity to access and configure Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Windows Server.
On the course you will also be able to explore your creative potential by studying the exciting world of Games Design and Animation. This part of the study programme provides students with many of the programming tools used by the industry.
We have a “learn by doing” ethos which entails work based projects where students are required to research, plan and present ‘live’ projects. This will prepare students for real world scenarios and give them confidence to enter and succeed in their chosen careers in IT.
This course is suitable for those wishing to become IT professionals or who wish to progress to university. Applicants are selected for the course based on their entry requirements and successful interview.
Suitable applicants will ideally be IT enthusiasts who have the drive and ambition to become IT Professionals. The course provides the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge to achieve this goal.
The entry requirements for the course are:
- 4 A to C GCSEs
- English GCSE or equivalent at grade C
- Maths GCSE or equivalent at grade C
- Level 2 qualification in the subject specialism will be considered at Merit or above