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Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in IT (Computer Science)

Full Time

Course Overview

The Level 2 Extended Certificate in ICT is a 1 year course, which covers a mixture of different subjects that mimic popular employment streams in the IT industry. The course will provide the perfect foundations to progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computer Science.

Course Content

This course follows the Computer Science pathway and covers a wide range of subjects including:

Core Units
  • The Online World
  • Technology Systems
  • A Digital Portfolio

Mandatory Units

  • Mobile App Development
  • Software Development 
  • Software System Development

Specialist Units

  • Installing and Maintaining Computer Hardware
  • Installing and Maintaining Computer Software

The course will be delivered through a variety of mediums including individual and group assignments, practical application of classroom based teaching and industry related projects. Two of the core units are externally assessed via an online test.

As part of your programme of study students who have not gained a C grade in GCSE English language and maths will need to study for a resit to improve their grade . To enhance employment opportunities the course may also have additional qualifications built into the programme, work experience and enrichment activities.


This course is equivalent points value to 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C.

Entry Requirement

4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths or successful completion of a Level 1 course such as Creative Technologies.


The course is continuously assessed through written and practical assignments and 2 online 1 hour exams.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma course. Students should achieve a Merit or Distinction grade at the end of the course to ensure progression to the next level, and have gained a C grade in GCSEs English and Maths.

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Course Outline

Course Code: CF55
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 05/09/2018
Duration: 1 Year
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