BTEC Tech Awards Digital Information Technology
Developing a foundation in IT skills at Key Stage 4
Surprisingly, despite secondary school students’ constant exposure to technology, there is a gap between their knowledge upon finishing their studies and the skills employers are looking for. The need for a foundation in Information Technology skills has never been greater.
How can schools ensure their learners have the IT know-how they need to progress? The Level 1/Level 2 BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology is a practical vocational qualification that not only provides a broad overview of the IT skills learners need to progress to Key Stage 5/Level 3 but will also help them decide on the avenues they’d like to explore once they start to think about their future career.
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This BTEC covers relevant and modern content including:
- user Interface design and project planning techniques
- collecting, presenting and interpreting data
- cyber security and effective digital working practices.
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Teaching the ideal IT qualification for progression
This BTEC provides a solid grounding for all learners, and is particularly important for those who want to progress to have all the necessary knowledge and skills to do so. By delivering a course that is in the best interests of your IT students, you can be sure that they’ll be moving on to sixth form or college with knowledge that can be developed further in their post-16 years.
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Discover the differences and similarities between the BTEC First Award and the BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology.
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Delivery methods for the BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology
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