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Computer Science

Level 2 BTEC in IT and Computing

Full Time

Course Overview

Our Level 2 Computer Science covers a mixture of different subjects that reflect popular employment streams in the IT industry. It is also the ideal foundation, after successful completion, for progression to a Level 3 course.

Course Content

On this course you will cover the following units:

  • Unit 1: The Online World
  • Unit 2: Technology Systems
  • Unit 3: Digital Portfolio
  • Unit 8: Mobile App Development
  • Unit 10: Databases
  • Unit 11: Computer Networks
  • Unit 12: Software Development
  • Unit 14: Installing & Maintaining Computer Hardware

The course will be delivered through a variety of media 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 grade 4 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/3 or above, including English Language and Maths or successful completion of a Level 1 course or BCoT Future Pathways.


The course is assessed using a range of methods which include;

+  Online exams

+  Course work

+  Presentations

+  Video logs and podcasts.

  • Where does this course lead to

    This course is a recognised route into a Level 3 Computer Science 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 grade 4, or higher, in both GCSEs English and Maths.

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    Course Outline

    Course Code: CF55
    Study Mode: Full Time
    Location: Basingstoke
    Start Date: 10/09/2018
    Duration: 1 Year
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