Course Overview

BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Information & Creative Technology is a new course that has been developed to meet the demands of employers. Information & Creative Technology now plays an important and essential part in our day-to-day dealing with computers at home, at college, and at work.

While on the course, you will learn how to use a variety of software to present your work, learn about computer systems, programming and customising software as well as building computers.

With the skills you learn from this course you will be able to apply for employment as an IT support trainee, or progress to an advance course such as a BTEC Extended Diploma which is equivalent to 3 A Levels - see available pathways below.

You will also take part in a one-week mandatory work placement as part of this course.

On completion of this course you could progress to one of the following other courses:

• BTEC Extended Diploma for IT Practitioners (Systems Support Pathway)

• BTEC Extended Diploma for IT Practitioners (Business and IT Pathway)

• BTEC Extended Diploma for IT Practitioners (Software Development Pathway)

Course Structure

To gain the full BTEC Level 2 First Certificate, you need to study and achieve the required grade in the following three core and specialist units:

Core Units – All Pathways

• The Online World

• Technology Systems

• Digital Portfolio

Specialist Units – Business & IT Pathway

• Mobile Apps Development

• Computing in the Workplace

• A Technology Business

Specialist Units – Software Development Pathway

• Software Development

• Mobile Apps Development

• Database Design

Specialist Units - System Support Pathway

• Computer Networks

• Building A Personal Computer

• Installing & Maintaining Computer Hardware/Software

Entry Requirements

A minimum Maths & English grade 3 or Grade D and a genuine interest in information technology.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How Will I Learn?

You will learn through the following methods:

  • Lectures
  • Practical work
  • Workshops
  • Assignment work
  • Research
  • Online Learning

Skills You Will Develop

• build knowledge

• master skills

• apply learning in practice

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].
https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/adult-students/fees