Computing & IT – BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Information and Creative Technology


Mode of Study: Full time

Level:  2

Duration:  1 year

Awarding/validation body:  Edexcel

Course Overview

The aims of all qualifications in the BTEC First suite in Information and Creative Technology are to:

  • inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the Information and Creative Technology sector
  • give learners the opportunity to gain broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the Information and Creative Technology sector
  • support progression to specialised Level 3 qualifications in Information and Creative Technology, or to an Apprenticeship
  • give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment in a wide range of job roles.

Course Highlights

  • add breadth to learners’ knowledge and understanding of the Information and Creative Technology sector as part of their career progression and development plans
  • support learners who have had some achievement in their Key Stage 4 programme and who wish to ‘top up’ their Level 2 achievement to progress to employment or other qualifications.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate in Information and Creative Technology provides the knowledge, skills and understanding for Level 2 learners to progress to:

  • other Level 2 vocational qualifications and related competence-based qualifications for the Information and Creative Technology sector
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals, specifically the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National in Information and Creative Technology.

Entry Requirements & Assessment

Two 2 and three 3 grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics minimum Grade 2 or equivalent qualifications (a Pass or higher at BTEC Level 2 is accepted as part of the GCSE Grades).

This course is assessed through 75% internal assessment of coursework and 25% external exam.

The exam board for this course is Edexcel.

What goes well with this course?

BTEC IT courses go well with Mathematics, Media, Business, Science and Design courses.


How To Apply

Applications for entry September 2022. The application form for the academic year 2022-2023 is available to complete online here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy. Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.



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