Information Technology

BTEC National Level 3 Extended Certificate
Examination Board: Pearson
Course Leader: Mr J Partrick
Contact Email:

What will I study?

Unit 1: Information Systems (Externally Assessed)

Learners study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information (Externally Assessed)

Learners study the design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information.

Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business (Internally Assessed)

Learners explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services. Learners also implement social media activities in a business to meet requirements.

Unit 6: Website Development (Internally Assessed)

Learners investigate website development principles and they design and develop a website using scripting languages.


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology, equivalent to one A level.

Entry Requirements

Students require five GCSE’s at 9-5 including English, Maths and Science. GCSE Computer Science Grade 4 and above for Computing and GCSE ICT Grade 4 and above for Information Technology.


Written exam – Externally assessed

Controlled Assessment – Externally assessed

Coursework Assignments – Set and marked by Thomas Gainsborough School

Where Next

University to study courses such as:

  • Business Information Technology
  • Business Computing and IT
  • Computing Forensics
  • Digital Technology Solutions
  • Computer Hardware and Software Engineering
  • Digital Technology Innovation
  • Computer and Cyber Forensics

Alternatively, you have acquired skills to support you in many future careers, such as:

  • IT consultant
  • Cloud Architect
  • Computer Forensic Investigator
  • Health IT Specialist
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Information Technology Vendor Manager
  • Data Modeller
  • Geospatial Professional
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Game Developer
  • IT Trainer
  • Information Systems Manager

Department Staff

Mr J Partrick Teacher of IT Contact