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Christ the King Sixth Form College


BTEC Technical Advanced Certificate

"I really enjoyed the first year of the ICT course because I developed a lot of skills, particularly in using applications like Flash and MS Access. Now in my second year, I am enjoying the challenge of managing my own ICT project."

What will I study?

This single A Level equivalent course helps students to select and use appropriate ICT tools and techniques to carry out investigations. Students will learn how to capture and handle data, solve problems, make decisions and present information. They will also become aware of the impact of ICT on the way people live and work, plan and manage projects and work effectively, independently and with others.

Year 1:

  • Unit 2 – Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • Unit 3 – Using Social Media to Manage Information

Year 2:

  • Unit 1 – Information Technology Systems
  • Unit 6 – Website Development

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE English and Mathematics (Grade 9-4).

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed by coursework and examination, which is externally marked.

Where will a BTEC Advanced Certificate in ICT lead me?

This is an excellent course to study if you are considering a degree or career in Information Systems, Computer Animation, Website Design or Database Administration. It is also a good pathway to combine with Business Information Systems and Project Management.