BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in IT (taught at Clarendon College)

This qualification provides students with the equivalent of 1 A level

Exam Board – Edexcel Pearson 

Unit Level Title Mode of assessment Brief outline of module
1 L3 Information Technology Systems External exam

Written examination set and marked by Pearson.

·         90 marks.

·         Two hours.

2 L3 Creating Systems to Manage Information Task externally moderated by the exam board

A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions.

·         The supervised assessment period is ten hours arranged over a number of sessions in a 1 week assessment period timetabled by Pearson.

·         Completed using a computer and submitted electronically.

·         66 marks.

3 L3 Using Social Media in Business Assignment –internally moderated Learners explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services. Learners also implement social media activities in a business to meet requirements.
L3 Optional unit Assignment –internally moderated An optional unit to be chosen nearer the time from a variety of areas.

Career Pathways:

A practical IT qualification provides many opportunities, for employment and further study, at A2 and Degree level. IT is a ‘life skill’ and the sorts of skills you will be gaining on this course will be useful in just about every employment field in the 21st Century.