BTEC Nationals Information Technology (2016 and 2017)

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Introductory Guide
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Certificate 

First teach: September 2016
External assessment from: 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018)

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications. Supports further progression in creative media education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the IT sector.

 

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Specification

Specification - Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Information Technology
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Guide

Introductory Guide
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Extended Certificate 

First teach: September 2016
External assessment from: 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018)

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications. Supports further progression in creative media education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the IT sector.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Specification

Specification - Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology
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Guide

Introductory Guide
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Foundation Diploma

First teach: September 2016
External assessment from: 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018)

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications. Supports further progression in creative media education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the IT sector.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Specification

Specification - Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Information Technology
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Guide

Introductory Guide
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Diploma (2017)

First teach: September 2017
External assessment from: 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2019)

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications. Supports further progression in creative media education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the IT sector.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Specification

Specification - Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Information Technology
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Introductory Guide
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Extended Diploma 

First teach: September 2017
External assessment from: 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2019)

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications. Supports further progression in creative media education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the IT sector.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Specification

Specification - Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology
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