Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who have a strong interest in Computing. This course covers elements such as building computer systems, computer games development and software development as well as Global Information, AR, VR, Social Media, Computer Systems & Hardware, Programming, Cyber Security.

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to get hands-on experience in using, designing and developing computer systems, software, Games Development and Websites
  • Would like to have an IT or computing related career
  • Would like to study an IT based course at higher education
  • Would like to find out more about computers and their role in everyday life
  • Would like to understand the main principles of solving problems for business users
  • Would like to learn how to program in a modern programming language
  • Would like to understand the applications of computers in networks and the Internet
  • Would like to develop skills in web design and management
  • Would like to learn how to build and maintain PCs, networks and how to install and configure softward

What will you learn?

2/5 units are examined on the Single course and 3/11 on the Double course. The Units are:

    • Fundamentals of IT
    • Global information
    • AR and VR Technologies
    • Social media and digital marketing
    • Computer systems
    • Cyber security
    • Project management
    • Product development
    • Big Data
    • Smarter Planet
    • The Internet of Everything

What skills will you develop?

Skills students will develop on this course include:

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality Development 
  • Unity technical Skills 
  • Communication skills 
  • Computer Systems 
  • Exam Techniques 
  • Revision 
  • Effort 
  • Systems 
  • Software Design Skills 
  • Software Development Lifecycle 
  • Programming 
  • Testing and Systems analysis 
  • Product Development 
  • Project Management 
  • Hardware and software 
  • Metacognition 
  • Vision 

Progression Routes

There are a variety of different progression routes you can follow with this course. This can include different pathways to achieve numerous careers through Higher Education, Apprenticeships or directly into Employment. Here are some progression routes:

  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical
  • Engineering
  • Cyber Security
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • CAD Designer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer

BTEC Level Three

Course Leader:
Stephen Robson

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 with an average points score of 3.2 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by coursework and a controlled exam.


I enjoy IT because it is interactive and is based on learning whilst doing.

Keenan Brien, Outwood Academy Brumby, Gainsborough Academy